Fire at Saudi Oil Workers Compound Kills 7, Injures Hundreds

August 30, 2015 11:19 AM

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Fire at Saudi Oil Workers Compound Kills 7, Injures Hundreds

A large fire in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east killed at least seven people and injured more than 200 on Sunday, civil defense officials in the kingdom said.

The early morning blaze happened in a residential compound known as Radium in the eastern city of Khobar. It is used by the state oil giant Saudi Aramco, which oversees petroleum production in the OPEC powerhouse.

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