Building collapse kills at least 11 migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

The exploitation of migrant workers in the Gulf countries in West Asia has been well documented with workers enduring long days for terrible wages. The toll in terms of deaths and injuries is hidden as much as possible until a major disaster reveals the truth. This week, a convention centre under construction in the city of Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, collapsed trapping over 50 workers and killing at least 11 of them. The majority of these workers were from Pakistan. Unfortunately these deaths are not an isolated case and reflect the savage exploitation that migrant workers face in these countries.