A friend to our blog has just emailed me picture for a massive fire started at Al Sawaber Complex in Sharq, the smoke can be seen kilo meters away and the fire looks massive. I’m not sure what was the root cause of the fire but Al Sawaber Complex had numerous fires before and I don’t know why, the complex itself was built back in 1976 and is in a very bad shape.
I heard on the Radio Kuwait in the morning that Kuwait has just issued a law to ban selling energy drinks for youths aged 16 and below and signs will be placed in supermarkets and grocery shops because many studies found that energy drinks may be dangerous to health.
Personally I’m not into energy drinks and I do have my doubts regarding their safety, I’m observing that many energry drinks are popping up every now and then and more people are consuming them. Again, I agree with the idea of this law but the issue here is the practicality, will grocery shops or say supermarkets abide by such law? I know for sure that many kids can buy packet of cigarettes with no issues what so ever.
Kuwaiti students in California have requested us to share their peaceful protest in which they expressed their absolute support for the Emir of Kuwait and their objection for any chaos. Sadly the recent political issues and developments have made us all concerned, democracy certainly has a price but we now need to work closely together and put Kuwait’s interest and stability above all.
A friend of mine who works in Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has just sent me a photo for a major Sulfur gas leak in an oil drilling rig at Al-Rawdatain oil well (North of Kuwait), I called several of my friends in different areas of Kuwait and they are saying they can smell the gas already because of the wind direction! I’m not sure what was exactly the cause and if there were any casualties/fatalities but I hope not.
My friend says they had to set the gas on fire in an attempt to prevent it from spreading further, I’m afraid there is Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) gas which is extremely toxic and flammable even at very low concentrations (10PPM), anyone got any idea?
Update: I just received a video, KOC set fire in the leaking oil well to eliminate the gas. Also there are no reported casualties/fatalities so far. KOC chairman has made statement on TV reassuring people that there is no threat and everything is under control and students can go to school tomorrow.