A fire in a residential apartment building in the capital’s Al-Faisaliah district killed ten members of a Saudi family and injured three others. The blaze broke out in the morning while the residents were asleep in the house. The victims, aged between eight months and 28 years, choked to death while sleeping. Another three people suffered the effects of smoke inhalation and were transferred to a hospital. Six of the victims were aged less than 12 years. The fire broke out at approximately 10:30 a.m. and was reported by a bystander who saw heavy smoke coming out of the building. Five Civil Defence units immediately rushed to the scene in addition to two ambulances of the Saudi Red Crescent Society. Initial investigations show that the fire broke out in the guest room where the furniture caught fire and then spread to other rooms. The investigation into the cause of the fire was continuing.
FIRE KILLS 10 OF SAUDI FAMILY
A fire in a residential apartment building in the capital’s Al-Faisaliah district killed ten members of a Saudi family and injured three others.