8 Bangladeshis killed in Riyadh fire

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Riyadh

MNA National Desk: At least eight Bangladeshis have been burnt alive and seven others received injuries in a fire following a cylinder blast at a residential building of expatriate workers in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh.

Riyadh Civil Defence Chief  Maj Mohammed Al Hamadi said the fire broke out at the entrance of the building at about 7:30am on Friday with at least 45 workers inside.

The workers could not come out of the building as there was no fire exit, leaving six died on the spot and two others at hospital.

All of the dead were the employees of Al Majin and Al Enjaz companies.

The deceased were identified as Soleman, hailed from Dhaka, Salim from Brahmanbaria, Jubayer from Sylhet, Majid from Narayanganj, Himel from Gazipur, Robin from Narsingdi, Iqbal from Kishoreganj and Rakib from Manikganj.