25 killed, over 100 injured in Saudi Arabia hospital fire

An overnight fire at a hospital in southern Saudi Arabia has killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100 others, officials said, the BBC reports.

The blaze broke out in the intensive care and maternity departments of the Jazan General Hospital, the Civil Defence Agency tweeted.

The fire is now over and those injured have been transferred to other hospitals in the area, it added.

An investigation is under way to find out the cause of the blaze.

Some 21 civil defence teams helped extinguish the fire, according to the agency.

Jazan is near the border with Yemen, which has seen months of fighting between Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed forces.

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