10 Indians workers killed in Saudi Arabia building fire

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New Delhi, July 13, 2017: At least 10 Indians were among 11 migrant workers killed in a fire that broke out in a Saudi Arabian city on Wednesday as India’s Jeddah Consulate officials rushed to the site.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted:

She said:

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.

“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 Defence spokesman Abdullah Al-Farie as saying.

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

Wefornews Bureau

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