15 pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia hotel fire

Muslim pilgrims sleep near Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 13, 2009 (AFP/File, Mahmud Hams)
At least 15 people have been killed and 130 injured in a fire at a hotel used by pilgrims in the Saudi holy city of Medina, state media report.
Authorities say the hotel is located in the Saudi holy city of Medina, in the country\’s west.
Television reports from Egypt say Egyptians were among those killed. 
It was not clear what started the fire.
Saudi Arabia\’s state news agency SPA says around 700 pilgrims were staying in the hotel at the time. A nearby hotel was evacuated as a precaution as firefighters battled the blaze.
Source: Agencies
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