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    DOHA (Sputnik) - Hossam Abdullah Abdulwahab Roumi, the Kuwaiti minister of Public Works, stepped down on Friday citing the damage inflicted upon the country’s residents by heavy rains and floods, the Kuwait News Agency reported.

    The Middle Eastern country has been hit by rain storms since Thursday. Several areas across the country have been flooded due to a lack of proper drainage systems.

    The residents of Kuwait City have been posting videos on social media showing cars and buses submerged by flood water and inoperable traffic lights causing huge traffic jams. The rains are expected to continue through Sunday.

    The Interior Ministry advised the country’s residents to leave their houses only in case of emergency and ask security forces for help in crossing flooded streets. Meanwhile, the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said one person drowned in a mudslide on Friday.

    Ahmed Fadli, born in 1986, had drowned while rescuing his family, the KFSD wrote on Twitter. The mudflow carried him for 3 kilometres [1.9 miles], the authority added.

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