Seven workers killed in Saudi Arabia

28 April 2015

Roof collapsed at construction site in Buraidi university

Seven workers were killed in Saudi Arabia on 27 April when the roof of a building they were constructing at a university collapsed.

Six workers have been injured and two were still missing in the rubble, as of the latest report by news agency AP citing civil defence authorities and a diplomat.

The incident took place on the campus of Al-Qassim University in Buraidah, a city 360 kilometres northwest of Riyadh.

Local news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported a university spokesman saying the majority of workers were from Pakistan. Reports also claim an Egyptian engineer is among the dead.

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