Fire at Saudi oil workers' compound kills


Fire swept through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, killing 10 people, the Civil Defense agency said.

Saudi national oil company Saudi Aramco [SDABO.UL] did not identify the nationalities of those killed from the fire at the compound in the town of Khobar, some distance from its oil and gas production areas.

However, the Civil Defense agency said in a new statement that three Canadians from Asian origins, one Pakistani and one Nigerian woman were among the 10 killed. It had earlier reported 11 deaths.

In the new statement, the Civil Defense said 259 people were injured from 219 reported earlier. However, 179 people left the hospital while 80 people from various nationalities remained in the hospital for treatment.

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