Migrants perish in building blaze
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.