Bangladeshis among 11 die in Saudi fire

Dhaka,  Sun,  20 August 2017
Published : 12 Jul 2017, 20:41:53 | Updated : 12 Jul 2017, 21:00:44
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Bangladeshis among 11 die in Saudi fire

Bangladeshis among 11 die in Saudi fire
Eleven workers from Bangladesh and India have been killed in a fire that ripped through their windowless house in Najran, a southern province in Saudi Arabia.

Six others were injured during Wednesday’s incident, the Arab News reported.

Diplomats and the labour counsellor of the Bangladesh embassy in Riyadh were not immediately available for information on the Bangladeshi victims.

“Firefighters put out a blaze in an old house lacking windows for ventilation. Eleven people died of asphyxiation, and six others were injured”, the civil defence said in tweet.

The victims are all from India and Bangladesh, the civil defence said.

Saudi Arabia is the top destination for Bangladeshi migrant workers, according to bdnews24.com.

 
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