Blaze kills family of 7 in Madinah


Published — Wednesday 24 April 2013

Last update 26 April 2013 10:02 am

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Seven members of a family were killed in a fire that broke out in a villa in the Iskan district in Madinah early yesterday. “The fire broke out in a room. A family of seven people was trapped inside the house where there was dense smoke. They died of suffocation and burn injuries,” said Civil Defense spokesman in Madinah Col. Khaled Al-Johani.
Two fire-fighting teams and four rescue teams were rushed to the accident site, Al-Johani added.
"A woman died of burn injuries on the spot, while six others died of asphyxiation at the hospital. The ill-fated family comprised a man, his wife and sons, in addition to another woman," he explained.

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