INTERNATIONAL: Saudi Arabia hospital fire: 25 killed and over 100 injured
December 24, 2015
BBC – An overnight fire at a hospital in southern Saudi Arabia has killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100 others, officials say.
The blaze broke out in the intensive care and maternity departments of the Jazan General Hospital, the Civil Defence Agency tweeted.
The fire is now over and those injured have been transferred to other hospitals in the area, it added.
An investigation is under way to find out the cause of the blaze.
One witness told Saudi television an electrical fault appeared to be to blame, and that the fire had swept through the building in minutes.
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