Eleven Indians were killed and six others injured in a fire that ripped through a windowless house at Najran in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
The blaze broke out at a three-storey house that does not have windows.
The workers, who belonged to a construction company, were living near a gold market area in Faisaliah district. Najran is 900 kilometres from Jeddah.
He also said that a consulate help team is stationed in Najran and he was personally in touch with all relevant authorities including the governorate in Najran. In all, 11 workers were killed, Saudi civil defence sources were quoted as saying.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday promised swift aid to the Najran region of Saudi Arabia, after a massive fire killed at least 10 Indian nationals. As per a PTI report, the fire was caused by a short circuit in an old air-conditioning unit.
The consul general said that particulars of victims would be made public shortly.
"He is updating me", she tweeted on Wednesday night. When contacted, the Indian Embassy in Riyadh told PTI that it has no details about the incident.
Among the six injured workers four are from India and five are said to be in critical condition, according to sources. Governor of Najran Jalawi bin Abdul Azeez ordered detailed enquiry. The oil-rich kingdom is home to nine million foreign workers, many of them from South Asia.
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