Attendees of the funeral procession held for the fire victims seen walking to the burial site.
Gulf Today Report
Eight brothers perished in a tragic fire that raged in the confines of a Sabah Al-Ahmad residential plot in Kuwait on March 7, reported the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD).
The blaze seemed to have erupted around evening after which the KFSD was alerted at 5:50 PM (AST), promptly dispatching two fire brigade teams from areas Al-Kout and Al-Warfa.
While the firefighters were able to salvage the bodies of the inhabitants from the conflagration, eight of the fire victims died tragically whose ages reportedly ranged from 14 years to 8 months.
On suspicions of arson, the KFSD launched an investigation into the cause of the domestic fire that allegedly flared up when the children were under the care of two housemaids while the parents were away.
The incident is still under scrutiny, and a conclusive report is yet to be released.
Funeral procession of the eight children took place the following day.
The Kuwaiti nation and its people observed the horrific tragedy with sympathetic messages and prayers for the departed souls, expressing grief at the untimely passing of the children and their parents who lost them in the span of a day.
The Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, relayed his condolences to the lamenting family via official channels, stating: “He prayed for souls of the deceased and for the family living members so they may be patient and bear pains of the tragedy.”
Several Kuwaiti and Arab personalities joined the wave of mourners over the calamitous incident on their social media, leaving heartfelt words for the grieving relatives.
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