Three dead and 21 hurt in fire at Al-Malaz prison

Three dead and 21 hurt in fire at Al-Malaz prison
A fire broke out at 5a.m. in Wing No. 7 of the General Administration of Al-Malaz Prison in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Updated 12 December 2019

Three dead and 21 hurt in fire at Al-Malaz prison

Three dead and 21 hurt in fire at Al-Malaz prison

DUBAI: Three people were killed and 21 injured in a fire at ward 7 of Al-Malaz prison in Riyadh early on Thursday.

A spokesman for the Directorate General of Prisons said staff reacted quickly to evacuate the affected areas. “Emergency services were provided to the injured and they were taken to hospital,” he added.

Firefighters managed to control the fire and prevent it from spreading. Maj. Gen. Ayoub bin Hijab bin Nakhit said an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the blaze, and any action deemed necessary as a result will be taken.


Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
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Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
  • At least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced

RIYADH: The Saudi King and Crown Prince have offered their condolences to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia after an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Sulawesi island on Friday, state news agency SPA reported.

According to the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) at least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their sympathy to the families of those killed and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.