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2014 Medina hotel fire

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Deaths  15
Non-fatal injuries  130
2014 Medina hotel fire
Date  February 8, 2014 (2014-02-08)
Location  Medina, Al Madinah Region, Saudi Arabia
Cause  Electrical short circuit

The 2014 Medina hotel fire was a hotel fire that occurred in a hotel in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The fire killed at least 15 people and another 130 were wounded.

History

Around seven hundred pilgrims from different countries were staying at the hotel in Medina to perform the Umrah. An electrical short circuit caused a fire to break out in the hotel. Fifteen Egyptian pilgrims were killed and one hundred and thirty other pilgrims were injured as a result of the fire. It took the rescue teams around two hours to put out the fire completely.

References

2014 Medina hotel fire Wikipedia


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