KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia - Fire swept through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, killing 10 people, the Civil Defence agency said.
Meanwhile, Philippine Foreign Affairs Department Spokesperson and Assistant Secretary Charles C. Jose told GMA News Online that the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has so far not received any report of a Filipino killed or injured in the fire.
Nevertheless, the Philippine Ambassador had gone to Dammam, the capital of Saudi Arabia's eastern province which is about 40 kms from Al Khobar, to personally check on the situation of Filipinos there.
Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil exporter and Aramco produces roughly one in eight barrels of the world's oil supply. — with a report from GMA News Online/Reuters