RIYADH: It is reported that eleven migrant labourers have been killed in Saudi Arabia in a house fire. The casualties all hailed from India and Bangladesh, it said.
Eleven migrant labourers died of asphyxiation in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in a fire that engulfed the windowless house they shared, Saudi authorities have confirmed.
“Firefighters put out a blaze in an old house lacking windows for ventilation. Eleven people died of asphyxiation, and six others were injured” in the southern province of Najran, the civil defence said in a tweet.
It is estimated that around nine million foreigners work in the kingdom, many of them from South Asia, according to the last official figures released two years ago.