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Saudi Hospital Fire Kills 24, Sparking Accusations

Accusations flew over who was to blame for the deaths of at least 24 people in a Saudi hospital fire, with one official saying a crowd had obstructed rescue workers and some Twitter users blaming lax safety standards. The Thursday blaze tore through the intensive care unit and maternity ward at the general hospital in the southwestern port city of Jazan, capital of the Jizan region, one of Saudi Arabia's poorest areas. The country's deputy health minister was quoted by Al Sharq...

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