MAKKAH – Three workers died in a fire that gutted a carpentry warehouse in Makkah. The Civil Defense teams rushed to the scene on Haj Street and brought the fire under control.
Maj. Naif Al-Sharif, spokesman of the Civil Defense, said that the workers died while they were sleeping in a room built of iron inside the warehouse on the second floor of the building. Access to the room was only through an iron ladder.
An investigation has been launched to find out the cause of the fire, he said. — SG