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Fire at Saudi Arabia's Jizan city hospital leaves at least 25 killed, over 100 injured
Thursday December 24, 2015 2:14 PM, IANS

At least 25 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Thursday in a fire at a hospital in Saudi Arabia's Jizan city, authorities said.

The Saudi civil defence directorate said in a post on Facebook that the fire at the Jizan General Hospital started at about 2.30am local time.

It is not yet known what caused the blaze, which began on the first floor of the hospital.

The disaster occurred in the intensive care unit and the maternity ward on the first floor of the hospital, Xinhua news agency added.

Saudi Arabian authorities are on the scene investigating. At least 20 brigades from the civil defence directorate were deployed to fight the blaze.

Other patients were rushed to a number of nearby public and private hospitals.


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