CAIRO: An Egyptian was killed and two others, including a Kuwaiti, were injured when a Kuwaiti citizen hit them with a car in Kuwaiti city of Hawally after a quarrel between them in a mall, Kuwaiti al-Watan newspaper reported Sunday.
The violent quarrel broke out Saturday evening in a mall in Hawally between four Egyptian nationals and 15 Kuwaiti citizens; two Kuwaitis followed the Egyptian group outside the mall and hit them with their car, killing one Egyptian national whose body was ran over while the other three Egyptians were transported to a hospital and suffered severe injuries, the newspaper reported Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior media office.
Video footage was circulated on social media of the killing outside the mall; the video showed a group of people were running from the car. The dead body of the Egyptian, who called Ahmed Atef, was captured in the video.
The Kuwait Ministry of Interior said that the total of 14 Kuwaiti and Egyptian nationals were arrested and are being investigated.
Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid stated Sunday that Egypt is following the case and contacted Kuwaiti authorities to halt deportation procedures while the Egyptians are under investigation.
The Egyptian embassy in Kuwait announced its condolences to the victim’s family, adding that Egyptian diplomats are in contact with Kuwaiti officials to follow up the investigations.
In October, an Egyptian national working as a pastry delivery man in Kuwait, called Mohamed Salah, appeared in a video with his right eye bruised and head bandaged, where he described how he had been assaulted while delivering an order to a home.
A week earlier, another video surfaced of Khaled el-Sayed, an Egyptian employee working at a restaurant in Jordan. The video captured the moment he was being assaulted by the brothers of a Jordanian parliamentarian over a delayed order.
A total number of the Egyptian expatriates in Kuwait reached more than 500,000 Egyptians in 2014, according to the Egyptian State Information Service statistics.