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Saudi blaze kills 2 Bangladeshis

Saudi blaze kills 2 Bangladeshis

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Civil Defense teams engage in fire extinguishing and rescue operations following a fire at a residential building in Jeddah’s Jamia district on Friday. The photo is taken from Saudi Gazette news website.
Civil Defense teams engage in fire extinguishing and rescue operations following a fire at a residential building in Jeddah’s Jamia district on Friday. The photo is taken from Saudi Gazette news website.

Two Bangladeshis were killed and six others injured in a fire that swept through a three-story residential building in Jamea district of south Jeddah Friday, reports a Saudi Arabian daily newspaper.

The injured included five Yemenis and a Civil Defense firefighter, according to the report of Saudi Gazette.

Preliminary investigations showed a gas cylinder explosion on the second floor of the building triggered the fire.

Col Saeed Sarhan, Civil Defense spokesman in the Makkah region, said eight rescue teams put out the blaze and rescued residents trapped inside the building.

The injured were transported to King Abdulaziz Hospital in Mahjar district.

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