Fifteen pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia hotel fire: report

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 08, 2014 1:18 PM

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Fifteen people died and around 130 were injured when a fire broke out in a hotel packed with Muslim pilgrims in the Saudi Arabian city of Medina on Saturday, the state news agency said.

All 15 were Egyptians, according to a separate report on Egypt's state television station.

(Reporting By Ali Abdelaty and Maha El Dahan; Editing by Andrew Heavens)