Truck Crashes Into Saudi Airport Killing Two Pilgrims

King Abdulaziz International Airport
King Abdulaziz International Airport

A service truck driven by a Nepalese man crashed into a passenger lounge at Jeddah international airport in Saudi Arabia, killing two Iranian pilgrims and injuring four others, reports said on Friday.

The truck crashed through the glass panes of the King Abdulaziz International Airport terminal on Thursday, the reports said, citing the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority.

The pilgrims reports say had been waiting to board a flight to Tehran after pilgrimages to the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina when the truck crashed into them.

According to Iran’s Arabic-language Al Alam television, the two passengers who died were in their sixties and two of the four injured were treated on the spot and able to travel, while the other two were hospitalised.

The Nepalese truck driver was arrested and an investigation launched into the accident, Saudi media reports said.


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