At least 25 killed in Saudi hospital fire

At least 25 killed in Saudi hospital fire
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Intensive Care and Maternity affected

  • At least 25 dead
  • More than 100 injured
  • Hospital on border with Yemen
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At least 25 people have been killed in a fire in a hospital in Saudi Arabia.

More than a hundred have been injured in the blaze, which started in the intensive care and maternity departments of the Jazan General Hospital in the south of the kingdom.

The fire at Jazan General Hospital broke out on the first floor, in the intensive care unit and the maternity ward. https://t.co/5ZG5qWbbLn

— ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) December 24, 2015

#BREAKING Multiple deaths and injuries reported in hospital fire in Jazan, Saudi Arabia OKAZ_online</a> <a href="https://t.co/6ib8UmPhUV">pic.twitter.com/6ib8UmPhUV</a></p>&mdash; CCTVNEWS (cctvnews) December 24, 2015

#BREAKING Multiple deaths and injuries reported in hospital fire in Jazan, Saudi Arabia OKAZ_online</a> <a href="https://t.co/6ib8UmPhUV">pic.twitter.com/6ib8UmPhUV</a></p>&mdash; CCTVNEWS (cctvnews) December 24, 2015

Officials say the fire is now out and an investigation is underway.

The injured are being treated in other hospitals in the area.

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