A fire has started at Shuaiba oil refinery a while ago and a blog reader has sent us this video, he says the smoke can be seen from all over Fahaheel Express way (Road 30) and Fahaheel. I called a friend who works at the refinery and he said the fire suddenly started at the crude oil unit at 1:00 pm exact and alarm siren was tripped and they did an immediate emergency evacuation. I know that Shuaiba refinery is the oldest one in Kuwait and probably in the world, it was built back in 1960′s and produces around 195,000 barrels per day, there were many plans before to shutdown the refinery but it’s still operating, but I think time has come for this refinery to shut down before any major accidents take place, hopefully everyone is safe.
Update: The fire was controlled 40 minutes after it was started and there are no reported deaths or injuries.
A friend forwarded this video for a man trying to commit suicide by jumping off from the window in Kuwait but I’m not sure where, they say he’s still alive. I’ve noted that suicidal rate in Kuwait has increased in recent years, this really makes me sad but also wonder why, could it be that life is getting more stressful than say a decade ago?
Did you guys read on the paper about Ministry of Interior (MOI) intention to set charges/fees for police stations? They say the charges will vary based on the service provided to speed up the process, oh yeah? I mean paying for reporting a theft or fire is kinda weird! Ok I understand in some cases like car accidents certain charges may apply. I guess if these charges are indeed applied then no one will ever want to report any crime. So are you with or aganist?
I received semi-confirmed news that Brazil National Football team is coming to Kuwait for the official opening of Jaber Stadium to have a friendly game with Kuwait National Football team, marvelous. The Public Authority For Youth And Sport said they have chosen Brazilian National Team because they have good contact with it, but like I said this news isn’t 100% confirmed because I recall they said sometime back that they were trying to make a deal with European football team.
I guess we have to wait to see, fortunately the announced opening date of Jaber Stadium is on 17th February so that’s not long from now.
Then when users click the link provided it takes them to scam page that looks identical to NBK online page and asks them to enter their card number, WOL password, ATM card number, and ATM pin. I had my extreme doubts so I called NBK customer care to report it and they confirmed that this is a fraud/scam and said they will inform top management, so be aware and inform all your friends and relatives with NBK accounts.