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Pakistani Workers Killed In Saudi Building Collapse

At least eight Pakistani workers were killed when a building under construction collapsed in Saudi Arabia.

A spokesman for the Saudi Red Crescent Authority said the bodies of eight Pakistanis had been pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building at Qassim University in the central city of Qassim.

A ninth worker was also killed but his nationality was not known.

Six other workers were injured in the incident, which took place on April 27, and 15 other workers are believed trapped under the rubble.

The accident occurred as cement was being poured to form the roof of the building.

Qassim Governor Prince Faisal bin Mishaal has called for an investigation into the cause of the accident.

Manazel Construction was the company in charge of constructing the building, where many Egyptians and Bangladeshis were also working.

Based on reporting by and AFP