Nine Indians, Pakistanis die in Kuwait fire

fire uniNine Asian residents, including children were killed and 23 others injured in a fire on Thursday at an old building used to house expat labourers in Kuwait, a Fire Service Directorate spokesman said.

Six people, at least one of whom was a child, suffocated to death after a blaze tore through a house that had been subdivided into multiple residences in Farwaniya, a suburb 15 km (10 miles) south of Kuwait City, and three others died from injuries in hospital, the spokesman said.

He did not give details of the victims’ nationalities or identities. He said one firefighter had been seriously injured. (Courtesy The Hindu)