By Daniel Shane
Around 130 were injured in a blaze caused by an electrical short circuit
The death toll following a blaze at a hotel in one of Saudi Arabia’s holy cities has fallen to 13, after initially being reported as 15.
Around 130 people were injured after the fire broke out at a hotel packed with Muslim pilgrims in Madinah on Saturday, Saudi state news said.
All 15 were Egyptians and the blaze was started by an electrical short circuit, according to a separate report on Egypt's state television station.
It took rescue teams more than two hours to put out the fire and a nearby hotel was evacuated as a precautionary measure, Saudi Arabia's state news agency reported.
Around 700 Muslim pilgrims were staying in the hotel at the time, it added.
* With agencies