Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait City - CC
KUWAIT CITY, March 19 (MENA) - Three Egyptian workers were killed and two injured when the ceiling of an under-construction mosque in Al Nahda district collapsed on Tuesday.
The deceased are identified as Ahmed Youssef Ahmed el Baga, Abdel Sattar Gadallah Rashid and Mohamed Mohamed el Sakka, an official Interior Ministry source told MENA.
The Egyptian Consulate in Kuwait has contacted the construction company where the three worked to ensure that their families receive all the financial and compensation rights.
The consulate is also handling flying the three bodies home.
Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipality Affairs Fahad Al Shola called for the need to accelerate investigations into the accident and to hold those responsible accountable.
In a statement, the minister expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the three victims.