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Kuwait’s public works minister resigns amid severe flooding

Manama: Kuwait’s Public Works Minister and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Hossam Al Roumi has resigned amid massive flooding across the country.

Kuwait’s army and National Guard joined rescue efforts, the KUNA state news agency reported on Friday

he meteorological department of Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation reported that the country has received 29.63 millimeters since Thursday evening, a significantly high amount for Kuwait in a 24-hour span.

Community centers near flooded streets will be open overnight to shelter people stranded on the road. The Interior Ministry warned citizens not to leave their homes.

Al Roumi expressed his “deep regret” about the severe destruction of properties owned by citizens and residents.

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