His Highness Premier checks on wellbeing of wounded Omani fans

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Jan 6 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Saturday visited Omani football fans a day after they were injured while celebrating their country's Arabian Gulf cup victory over the UAE.

His Highness the Prime Minister is intent on ensuring that the Omani fans are taken care of and safely repatriated once they are fully healed, Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement.

At least 30 Omani football fans plummeted to the ground in a packed Jaber Al-Ahmad International stadium on Friday after the glass barrier holding them collapsed.

Oman beat the UAE in a penalty shoot-out after a 0-0 draw to clinch its second Arabian Gulf cup. (end) nam


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