When will this cease? 15 killed, 130 injured in Saudi hotel blaze
RIYADH: At least 15 people were killed and 130 injured on Saturday when a fire broke out in a hotel in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Medina, state-run media reported.
“More than 700 people of different nationalities were staying at the hotel. Preliminary indications suggest that those killed died of suffocation,” the statement added.
The blaze, however, was brought under control at around 5.00pm, authorities added.
Authorities say a number of Egyptians were among the victims.
Around 700 people were registered at the hotel at the time of the fire.