At least 41 people killed as massive fire engulfs building housing workers in Kuwait

At least 41 people have been killed when a fire broke out in a building that housed workers in Kuwait, according to authorities.

The blaze early on Wednesday morning in the southern Mangaf district also injured dozens of people, the Health Ministry said.

The area is heavily populated with foreign labourers, but there was no immediate information on the nationality of the casualties.

A senior police commander told reporters that the building in which the fire occurred was used to accommodate workers, and there was a large number of workers there.

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