Twenty-five people have died and 30 others were hurt in a fire at a wedding in eastern Saudi Arabia, BBC reports.

Hundreds were inside the courtyard of a home in the village of Ain Badr, in the Abqaiq region, when the blaze began.

A high-voltage power line reportedly fell down and sent sparks flying after it was hit by celebratory gunfire.

The power line is also believed to have touched a metal door at the only exit from the courtyard, which lead to many of the victims being electrocuted.

Most of the casualties were women and survivors have been taken to the Aramco and Central Abqaiq hospitals.

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