RIYADH: At least 25 people were killed and 107 injured in a fire at a hospital in southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday, the civil defence agency said.
The blaze broke out at the intensive care unit and the maternity department of the Jazan General Hospital in southern Saudi Arabia, the agency announced on Twitter.
In its latest tweet, the civil defence announced that the “Jazan hospital accident is now over and investigation is underway to find out its reasons.”
Earlier in August, a fire swept through an oil workers’ residential compound in Saudi Arabia, killing 11 people and injuring over 200 others of various nationalities, some critically, the Civil Defence agency said.
Saudi national oil company Saudi Aramco said the cause of the fire which broke out in a basement of the Radium residential compound in Khobar was not known.