A Saudi official says three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in the kingdom’s oil-rich east.

Regional civil defense spokesman Col. Ali bin Saad al-Qahtani also was quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency early Monday as saying that a total of 10 people died and 259 were injured in the blaze.

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The civil defense directorate previously said 11 people were killed.

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He says 179 of those injured have left the hospital after receiving treatment, and that a preliminary investigation suggests an electrical short circuit in the building’s basement sparked the blaze.

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The complex in the city of Khobar houses workers for state oil giant Saudi Aramco.


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