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Nigerian woman among 10 killed in Saudi fire

An unnamed Nigerian woman, three Canadians and one Pakistani, were among the 10 people killed in a fire outbreak at a residential complex rented by oil giant, Saudi Aramco over the weekend as reported by Saudi authorities.

 

According to the report, the fire resulted from an electric shock circuit in the underground park where 130 cars were parked. It is believed that about 35 vehicles were completely destroyed by the fire.

 

The civil defense confirmed that 259 people were wounded but 179 had been discharged.

 

 

The five others who died in the blaze were yet to be named as at Monday.

 

Foreigners represent 30 per cent of employers at Saudi Aramco as it employs more than 61,000 workers worldwide from 77 countries.

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