An expat died in a huge fire in his residence in Makharga neighbourhood in Central Manama.
Preliminary information indicates that the decedent suffocated while the civil defence managed to save two of his residence-mates by evacuation.
The General Directorate of Civil Defense said that the fire, that took hours to be controlled, was caused by a short circuit while all were asleep. The directorate added that the rescued sustained minor injuries while its rescue team evacuated residents as a precautionary procedure if the fire reached neighbours.
The ministry urged all residents to take maximum precautions in general and those regarding electricity connections in particular, to avoid dangerous incidents that might put souls in danger.