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Kuwait Public Works Minister Resigns after Damaging Flood

2018-11-10 - 8:10 p

Bahrain Mirror- Reuters: Kuwait's Minister of Public Works, Hussam Al-Roumi, resigned on Friday following heavy rainfall that caused damaging flooding across the country, state news agency KUNA reported on Friday.

"Out of my moral responsibility ... I have submitted my resignation to the prime minister," Al-Roumi said.

The army and National Guard were mobilized to help clear water from critical facilities and roadways and the Kuwait Oil Company announced a state of emergency, KUNA reported.

No deaths or injuries were reported.

Parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said a meeting would be held on Sunday to discuss the impact of the flooding, KUNA reported.

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