VIDEO: Massive fire breaks out at Kuwait’s new $770 million opera house

February 6, 2017 3:11 pm

Firefighters work to contain a fre at Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait City, Kuwait February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

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.



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