Jazan hospital fire
© Reuters/Saudi Press Agency
The cause of the deadly fire is unknown

Fire breaks out at 2am in intensive care unit and maternity department of Jazan general hospital in southern Saudi Arabia

At least 25 people died and 107 were injured in a fire at a hospital in southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday, the civil defence agency said.

The blaze broke out at the intensive care unit and the maternity department of the Jazan general hospital in southern Saudi Arabia, the agency announced on Twitter.

In its latest tweet, the civil defence announced that the "Jazan hospital accident is now over and investigation is underway to find out its reasons."

It said 21 civil defence teams had assisted in putting out the blaze.

Daily newspaper Alriyadh quoted a civil defence spokesman as saying the agency was alerted to the fire at 2am.

In August, 10 people were killed and 259 wounded in a fire at a residential complex rented by oil giant Saudi Aramco in the kingdom's Eastern Province.

That fire was ignited by an electric short circuit in the underground parking where 130 cars were parked, the civil defence agency had said.

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