Thursday, December 24, 2015

At least 25 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a
fire at a hospital in Jizan, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Civil Defence
department said in a post on Facebook that the fire 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 intensive care unit and maternity ward are
both on the first floor. Saudi Arabian authorities are currently on
the scene investigating.

Jizan is the capital of the Jizan region in southwest Saudi Arabia,
just north of the Yemen border.

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