Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Indians Killed, 4 Injured In Saudi Arabia Fire

Indians Killed, 4 Injured In Saudi Arabia Fire

The migrants, who died of smoke and lack of oxygen, came from India and Bangladesh and had come to the kingdom for work objective.

Her response came after a woman wrote to her on Twitter, seeking her help to bring back the mortal remains of one of those killed in the incident.

He also said that a consulate help team is stationed in Najran and he was personally in touch with all relevant authorities including the governorate in Najran. Najran is 900 Kms from Jeddah.

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Wednesday evening that the government is aware of the tragedy and that the "staff is rushing there by the first available flight".

After receiving the information, Indian Consul General Md. "He is updating me on regular basis".

The victims all hailed from Bangladesh and India, it added.

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"Firefighters put out the blaze in an old house lacking windows for ventilation".

The workers, who belonged to a construction company, were living near a gold market area in Faisaliah district. But the number of Indian casualties rose to 11 on Thursday.

The Najran governor has ordered a probe into the incident, the Arab News reported.

The governor's office will be supervising the committee, which will include representatives from the Civil Defense, Municipality and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, it said.

Over 3 million Indians are working in Saudi Arabia.

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