Raw : A fire broke out in a women's tent at a Kuwaiti wedding party on Saturday killing at least 41 people, Kuwaiti media reported.
The private al-Rai television channel quoted the head of Kuwait's fire brigade Jassim al-Mansouri as saying 61 people were critically injured.
The state news agency KUNA said 41 bodies had been recovered from the smouldering remains of the tent, in the al-Jahra district west of Kuwait City.
"The number of fatalities might increase due to the large number of injuries as result of a stampede that followed the outbreak of the fire at the tent that was packed with people at the wedding," Mansouri told KUNA.
He said authorities were investigating the cause of the blaze.
Weddings in Kuwait are mostly segregated, with women seated separately from men. Tents are often erected especially for the occasion.
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