At least 11 killed in Saudi Aramco compound fire
01 September 2015
A fire at a residential compound for foreign workers of Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil giant, killed at least 11 people and injured more than 200 on August 30, according to local officials. The cause of the blaze at the Khobar compound, in the east of the country, has yet to be determined.
Saudi Aramco operates several gated compounds for its foreign workforce in Saudi Arabia.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the fatalities and injuries which resulted from the fire,” Acting President and CEO Amin H. Nasser said. “Saudi Aramco is fully committed to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and their families.”
There was no immediate word on the nationalities of the victims. The company employs more than 61,000 workers from 77 countries and many live in company housing.
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