At least 10 killed by Riyadh building explosion

By REUTERS
November 1, 2012 09:48

RIYADH - At least 10 people were killed when a fuel truck crashed into a flyover in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Thursday, triggering an explosion that caused the collapse of an industrial building, witness and television reports said.

Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera television stations reported at least a further 50 people were injured. They said 10 were dead and a witness at the scene told Reuters he had seen that many bodies.

The building, several stories high, was almost leveled by the blast, with only one corner left standing. Several adjacent buildings were damaged and nearby vehicles, including a minibus on the flyover, were set on fire, witnesses said.

Television footage of the disaster and pictures posted on social media showed a body lying by burnt-out vehicles, and at least two charred bodies seated in a car.


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