10 Indians killed as house catches fire in Saudi Arabia

Indians trapped in the fire died due to smoke inhalation, the civil defence directorate said. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Saudi Arabia Jul 13, 2017, 04.10 AM (IST)

At least 10 Indians have been killed in a fire which engulfed a house in the Saudi Arabian city of Najran. Reports say the fire broke out in a windowless house.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet said: "I am aware of the fire tragedy in Najran in which we have lost 10 Indian nationals and six injured are in the hospital."

"Firefighters put out a blaze in an old house where there is no ventilation (windows) resulting in the death of 11 residents and injuring six others due to smoke inhalation," the civil defence directorate said in a tweet.

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

The Indians were mainly migrant workers, BBC reported. 

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In 2015, 11 people died in a blaze at a residential block housing workers for the oil giant Saudi Aramco in Khobar.