Saudi Arab

Huge blast leaves 14 dead, 60 injured in Riyadh

saudia blastAt least 14 people have been killed and 60 others wounded in a massive explosion in eastern Riyadh, the Saudi capital, which also destroyed an industrial building.

The massive explosion has also destroyed an industrial building in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, reports say.

The heavy blast occurred in the eastern part of the capital and entirely demolished an industrial building on Thursday.
The building, which was several stories high, damaged nearby buildings as it was destroyed.
The vehicles near the building were reportedly ablaze and at least five fire engines were dispatched to the scene.

Saudi security and civil defense sources said the blast was caused as a fuel truck, which was carrying inflammable liquid, exploded at a petrol station.

According to an official, at least one person was injured in the explosion and more than a hundred emergency personnel were present at the scene.


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