Four Nepalis dead, three injured in Kuwait sand collapse (with videos)

  • February 13, 2020


Four Nepalis died and three others sustained injuries after they were buried in sand and gravel at a construction site in Kuwait on Wednesday.

A huge pile of sand and gravel had collapsed at the site. Arabtimesonline quoted the eyewitnesses as saying that the laborers of a Chinese company were busy working on installing manholes at block 1, N5 district in Al-Mutla area, when the pile of sand and gravel fell on them, and buried them in the ditches intended for building the manholes.

When the Control Room received information about the incident, more than 20 ambulances with paramedics rushed to the site with rescue officers from Jahra Fire Station and Technical Rescue Center, according to Arabtimesonline.

Meanwhile, Minister of Public Works and State Minister for Housing Affairs in Kuwait, Dr Rana Al-Faris, has ordered the formation of a factfinding committee to investigate the incident. She urged for quick completion of the investigation, assuring that those responsible for the incident will be held accountable.

During her presence at the site, she stressed the need to send a separate report on the incident with reasons and causes included, as a prelude to carrying out legal procedures.