Indians die in Saudi Arabia fire, officials rush to Najran

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Of the eleven people died, ten are from India.However, none of them are identified.

Six others were injured in the fire which broke out due to short circuit in an old air-conditioning unit, according to preliminary information.

Najran Governor Prince Jluwi bin Abdelaziz ordered the formation of a committee to investigate the fire incident.

The victims all hailed from Bangladesh and India, it added. The family members abused her right from the beginning. "Our staff is rushing by the first flight available", she stated.

At least 11 people including Bangladeshis were killed in a fire that ripped through a windowless house at Najran in Saudi Arabia.

Of the 11 Indians killed in a fire in a Saudi Arabian city on Wednesday, four were from Uttar Pradesh, three from Kerala and one each from Bihar and Tamil Nadu, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.

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

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. The building housed mostly immigrant who worked with a construction company nearby. "He is updating me on regular basis", Ms Swaraj replied in a series of tweets.

Despite years of criticism, Saudi Arabia still mistreats its labor force.

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