Fuel truck crash into flyover kills at least 23 people
At least 23 people were killed when a fuel truck crashed into a flyover in the Saudi capital Riyadh, triggering an explosion that brought down an industrial building and set fire to nearby vehicles.
State-owned Ekhbariya television news channel said emergency workers were searching the collapsed building for victims or survivors. A health ministry spokesman said 135 people were injured, mostly men and including some foreigners.
Although the incident took place near the headquarters of the Saudi Arabian National Guard and the Prince Nayef Arab University for Security Studies, officials said that it was an accident. Neither the guards’ complex nor the security university appeared to have been damaged.
The blast flattened a showroom for industrial vehicles as well as damaging the busy flyover. – (Reuters)