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Fire at Radium Residential Compound Extinguished

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 8/30/2015, Location: Middle East

A fire that started at 5.45 am on Sunday at the Radium residential compound in Al Khobar, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, has been extinguished. The compound is a leased residential facility which houses expatriate employees of Saudi Aramco.

The Company regrets to report that the fire resulted in 10 fatalities and 83 injuries who are currently being treated in company and area hospitals.

Saudi Aramco Acting President & CEO Amin H. Nasser stated: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the fatalities and injuries which resulted from the fire. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased.” He added: “Our immediate priority is to provide full support to those affected by this tragic incident. Saudi Aramco is fully committed to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and their families.”

Saudi Arabian Civil Defense and Saudi Aramco rescue teams have completed clearing compound buildings and floors and evacuated all their occupants. Evacuated residents have been relocated to Company and other residential facilities.

The cause of the incident is unknown and a comprehensive investigation has been initiated by the concerned authorities to determine the cause of the fire.

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