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Saudi: Road crash in Riyadh kills seven people

Seven people, including six members of a family, were killed in a road accident in Riyadh in the early hours on Wednesday, Saudi media reported.

Police are investigating the accident which occurred between two vehicles on the Al Ha’ir – Al Hariq road, killing a Saudi man and five members of his family, while a young man died in the other car. All of them were from Al Hariq, a small town located 308km south of Riyadh.

The cause of the accident has yet to be identified. Sabq reported the Al Ha’ir – Al Hariq road is still under construction and is currently just a single lane.

Residents of the town are calling on the Saudi Ministry of Transport to set up two lanes and implement the latest engineering studies and approved specifications to make it safer.


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