At least 25 people died and over 100 were injured after a fire broke out at a general hospital in Saudi Arabia's southwest port city of Jizan. The fire, which has now been brought under control, began at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, local time, (6:30 p.m. EST Wednesday), itv news, a British news network, reported citing officials.
Local newspaper Okaz reported that the injured people were taken to nearby hospitals. There are varying reports on the death toll. Okaz reported 31 people were dead, while Al Jazeera tweeted that at least 25 people were killed in the fire and over 100 people were injured. Civil defense personnel were reportedly called to the location to help with evacuation efforts.
Saudi Civil Defense officials also said that an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the fire.
This is a developing story.