INTERNATIONAL: Saudi Arabia hospital fire: 25 killed and over 100 injured

By BBC

2015-12-24 08_22_12-Saudi Arabia hospital fire_ 25 killed and over 100 injured - BBC NewsBBC – 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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One comment

  1. Electrical fire eh? can that ever happen in a Hospital in St.Lucia? recently we had
    what is believed to be a terrible fire caused by faulty wiring in Soufriere, but no
    one have yet come forward to say definitely that it was caused by faulty wiring.
    To complicate things worse, there were ghost water Hydrants all over the place
    but were all empty; a place like Soufriere with so much water to spare, Hydrants
    were empty. The representative for the Town should should hang his head in shame.

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