Fire breaks out at Kuwait airport terminal

Fire breaks out at Kuwait airport terminal

A fire has broken out at an under-construction new terminal at Kuwait International Airport, causing damage but no casualties.

The flames began on Monday 28th March and firefighters struggled to control the flames for hours in Kuwait City.

Interior Ministry spokesman Tawheed al-Kandari told The Associated Press that authorities are still investigating what caused the blaze.

The fire has caused extensive damage to the building’s basement, ground floor and first floor, but no casualties were incurred.

Kuwait was set to complete construction of the $4.4 billion terminal later this year with a complex architectural canopy of glass and concrete with plans to handle 13 million passengers a year.