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10 Indian labourers die as fire breaks out in window-less Saudi building

The Najran Governor has ordered the formation of a committee to probe the incident

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External Affairs Minister has assured that Mohammed Noor Rahman Sheikh, the Indian Consul General in Saudia Arabia, is in touch with the Governor of Najran, Prince Jluwi bin Abdelaziz bin Musaed after a massive fire broke in the country's area.

Swaraj tweeted on Thursday confirming the death of 10 Indian nationals while assuring that the Indian staff would leave for Saudi by the first flight available.

The External Affairs Minister also said that she has spoken to Consul General Jeddah over the same.

As many as 11 people were killed and six were injured after a fire broke out in a windowless house.

"Firefighters put out a blaze in an old house lacking windows for ventilation. Eleven people died of asphyxiation, and six others were injured," in the southern province of Najran, the civil defence said in a tweet.

Citing authorities, the Saudi Gazette reported that 11 migrant labourers died of asphyxiation in in the fire that engulfed the windowless house they shared, authorities said.

The Governor has ordered the formation of a committee to probe the incident, the Arab News reported.

is a city in southwestern near the border with war-torn Yemen.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 10:54 IST