Mi­grants per­ish in build­ing blaze

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Eleven South Asian work­ers have died in a fire that en­gulfed the build­ing where they lived, of­fi­cials said. The king­dom’s civil de­fense said the fire, which broke out on Wed­nes­day in the south­west­ern city of Na­jran, in­jured an­other six. Saudi me­dia, quot­ing civil de­fense, say the vic­tims were from In­dia and Bangladesh. Nearly a third of Saudi Ara­bia’s pop­u­la­tion, or around 9 mil­lion peo­ple, are for­eign­ers, many of them South Asian mi­grant work­ers who take jobs in con­struc­tion.

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