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Kuwait's new opera house catches fire
February 6, 2017 / 10:06 AM / 10 months ago

Kuwait's new opera house catches fire

KUWAIT, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Flames ripped through Kuwait’s new opera house on Monday, just three months after the futuristic $770-million venue opened to the public.

A thick plume of black smoke rose from the waterfront Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, television footage showed.

Firefighters on a crane sprayed water onto the building, a structure covered with geometric Islamic patterns.

Broadway musical “Cats” was due to open there on Thursday, according to the centre’s website. (Reporting by Ahmed Hagagy and Hadeel Al Sayegh; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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