Fire in Tabuk wedding hall injures 14 women and children in Saudi Arabia

Fire in Tabuk wedding hall injures 14 women and children in Saudi Arabia
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Saudi civil defense battle fire at wedding hall in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (@SaudiDCD)
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Saudi civil defense battle fire at wedding hall in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. (@SaudiDCD)
Updated 07 October 2018

Fire in Tabuk wedding hall injures 14 women and children in Saudi Arabia

Fire in Tabuk wedding hall injures 14 women and children in Saudi Arabia
  • Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it could spread further
  • Preliminary investigation said the fire was caused by an electrical fault with “technical equipment”

JEDDAH: A fire erupted in a room inside a wedding hall in the Hamra district of the city of Tabuk, causing 14 women and children to suffer smoke inhalation.
“The operations room received a report of a fire in the designated section for women, and when the civil defense teams arrived, some of the women who were inside the room were evacuated,” said Maj. Abdulaziz Al-Shammari, a civil defense spokesman for the Tabuk area.
Al-Shammari said the fire was confined to a small room, and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze that was caused by an electrical fault with “technical equipment.”
Ten of the injured were treated at the scene, and five were transferred to hospital.
Al-Shammari said an investigation was underway and that the safety measures available on the site helped the teams to extinguish the fire.