S. Arabia: Ten Indians dead, six injured in massive fire

US: According to the information given by the officials, in an incident that took place in Saudi Arabia that killed at least ten Indian people and six others got injured in a massive building fire.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted, “I am aware of the fire tragedy in Najran in which we have lost 10 Indian nationals and six injured are in the hospital.”

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“I have spoken to Consul General Jeddah. Najran is 900 Kms from Jeddah. Our staff is rushing by the first flight available,” she said.
“Our Consul General is in touch with the Governor of Najran. He is updating me on regular basis.”

Citing authorities, the Saudi Gazette reported that 11 migrant labourers died of asphyxiation in Najran on Wednesday in a fire that engulfed the windowless house they shared, authorities said.

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“Firefighters put out the blaze in an old house lacking windows for ventilation. Eleven people died of asphyxiation, and six others were injured,” the report quoted Najran Civil Defenve spokesman Abdullah Al-Farie as saying.

Najran is a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with war-torn Yemen.

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