Saudi: Road crash in Riyadh kills seven people

Accident takes life of senior citizen.
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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.

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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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