Six Indians killed in Riyadh fire mishap
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 02, 2011, 14:57
Thiruvananthapuram: Six Indians were among seven persons killed in a fire in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh.

Five of the victims were from Kerala.

The other Indian victim in the fire, which broke out in the second floor of a building at Al Bathha area of Riyadh, hailed from Karnataka, Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed said here.

The Indian Embassy in Riyadh has been instructed to make arrangements for bringing home the bodies of the six Indians, he said.

"Our embassy in Riyadh has been asked to make arrangements for flying home the bodies of the victims at the expenses of the Indian government," Ahamed said.

Expressing sorrow over the loss of human lives in the accident, he said the Saudi government would be ordering a thorough inquiry to ascertain the cause of the fire.

A large number of Indian workers, especially Keralites, stay in the building.


First Published: Saturday, July 02, 2011, 14:57

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