11 Expats Killed in Hofuf Road Accident

TRAGIC: Civil Defense personnel in Al-Ahsa cover the bodies of the accident victims at the crash site.

AL-AHSA: Eleven Asian workers were killed and 14 injured in an accident in Al-Adaliah, 70 km from Al-Hofuf in Al-Ahsa Governorate, on Monday.

The incident, one of the worst this year, was a result of their minibus colliding with a truck.

While the nationalities of the victims were not disclosed, Arab News was sent some photographs indicating that they were Filipino nationals. The Philippine Embassy currently has no information on the incident.

Fahd Al-Ghamdi, Red Crescent spokesman in the Eastern Province, said the organization received a call at 5:40 p.m. on Monday from an Asian expatriate about an accident.

The Red Crescent sent five medical emergency teams to the scene of the accident.

Al-Ghamdi said 11 workers died on the scene, with 14 suffering from light to severe injuries were taken to hospitals. Al-Ghamdi urged members of the public to call 997 to report accidents and not obstruct rescue and medical personnel.


(Source: ArabNews.com)

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