Mangaf Building Fire Tragedy: Death Toll Rises to 35, Hospitals Overwhelmed with Injured

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait – The Forensic Department in Kuwait City has confirmed a tragic incident as the death toll from a devastating fire at the Al-Mangaf building has risen to over 35, with 15 individuals sustaining injuries, four of whom have unfortunately passed away. The fire broke out in a densely populated workers’ residence in the early hours of the morning, prompting a swift response from the fire department. Most casualties were a result of smoke inhalation during the night, catching residents unaware in their sleep and leading to a significant evacuation effort.

Authorities are currently grappling with the aftermath of the Al-Mangaf building fire, working to manage the multiple fatalities and injuries that have occurred. Various fire stations are actively involved in the response, with hospitals across the region receiving and treating those affected by the tragic event.

The Ministry of Health has mobilized resources to provide comprehensive medical care to 43 individuals affected by the fire, ranging from minor to severe injuries. Hospitals have been allocated different cases for treatment, ensuring that the injured receive the necessary care to aid in their recovery. Medical teams are working tirelessly to provide immediate and intensive care to those in need.

In addition to medical treatment, the Ministry is closely monitoring the condition of the injured individuals, ensuring that their needs are met and collaborating with relevant hospitals and authorities to facilitate the best possible treatment services. Specialized medical teams have been deployed to provide ongoing support to the injured, offering not just physical care but also psychological and moral assistance to them and their families during this difficult time.

High-ranking officials, including the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Minister of Interior, have visited the site of the Al-Mangaf fire to assess the situation and provide guidance on next steps. Sheikh Fahd Al-Yousef has taken decisive action by ordering the detention of the company official and building guard involved in the incident at the Criminal Department, signaling a commitment to accountability and justice in the wake of this tragedy.