Bahrain: Expat Suffocates to Death in Fire

The decedent's residence. Pictures by Ayman Yacoub
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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.

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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.

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