Egypt’s Mufti mourns victims of Saudi hospital blaze
Members of Saudi Civil Defence inspect the damage at Jazan General Hospital following a pre-dawn fire in the port city of Jazan, Saudi Arabia December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Saudi Civil Defense/Handout via Reuters

CAIRO: Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam mourned victims of fire that erupted at Jazan Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Allam offered his condolences to Saudi Arabia’s government, people and victims’ families and wished the injured speedy recovery.

A fire broke out at the general hospital in the southwestern port city of Jazan Thursday early morning killing at least 24 people and injuring 123.

The fire erupted at first floor of the hospital that houses the intensive care unit and nursery and maternity ward.

Reason behind the fire has not been disclosed yet.

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