Building's occupants evacuated due to crack after earthquake

Monday, November 13, 2017

Firefighters evacuated a building in the Sabah al-Salem area early today after a crack in part of the building following the earthquake that took place yesterday night.

The residents were evacuated at dawn today due to the crack in one side of the building, the KFSD said indicating that only occupants of the part where the crack was located had to leave their houses.

The crack might have been caused by yesterday's tremors, resulting from the 7.5 earthquake that jolted Iraqi-Iranian border areas. The regional quake caused 4-5 degrees tremors in Kuwait.

The General Fire Department assured citizens and residents that authorities has taken all measures to protect life and property. Authorities assured that there is no cause for concern about the earthquake that hit neighboring countries.


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Kaka Mathew
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

@Alvin : My dear old buildings are built on strong foundations with comparatively pure materials, whereas most of new buildings by corrupt people using cheap labor and inferior material.

cheerful
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Khaliwali expat

seno
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

i totally agree with Alvin regarding this matter, they should do an inspection. because we know how fast buildings spring up here within a few months.

Alvin
Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017

Kuwait Authorities must run a quick check on all residential and commercial buildings. If a crack is not visible, doesn't mean that the foundation of the buildings are not impacted. There are many buildings in Jleeb, Khaitan which are more than 30 years old. It is better to avoid a disaster because these are expats living in these buildings. Most citizens are living in concrete single or double storey homes and the chances of those houses collapsing is unlikely compared to the big storey buildings elsewhere.

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