Liputan6.com, Medina – A fire occurred at a hotel in the holy city of Medina, Saudi Arabia on 8 February 2014
The tragedy killed 15 people and injured 130 others , quoted from CNN
According to Saudi Press Agency( SPA), local government issued a statement saying that they first learned about the fire shortly after 14.30 local time .
Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire several hours later, at 5 aching.
When Meanwhile, authorities are already monitoring the extent of the damage and trying to determine how the blaze started.
The hotel had more than 700 guests from various countries when a fire
occurred. As one of the holiest cities in the Islamic world, Medina is frequently visited by religious pilgrims. .
Preliminary reports indicate that the fire occurred due to a short circuit during maintenance work at the location hotel.
A total of 18 teams firefighters were sent to put out the fire, the Red Crescent deployed 14 first aid teams, and the Ministry of Health Madinah
As soon as help arrived, 30 injured people were treated on the spot, while the others were sent to King Fahd Hospital and Ansar Hospital.
An Indian pilgrim who lives in a nearby building said he saw a puff of black smoke coming out of the hotel when he was returning from the Prophet’s Mosque at around 14.45, quoted from Arab News
“We saw several people waving through the window for help. We also saw several firefighters involved in the rescue operation. A large number of people had gathered in front of the hotel. It was a terrifying sight,” he said.
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