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Fuel Truck Blast Killed 10 in Riyadh

World News / Riyadh News > Ten people were killed and some 50 others wounded Thursday when a truck transporting fuel exploded in the Saudi capital, Al-Arabiya television reported.


A reporter of the Saudi-owned news channel said the explosion took place in the eastern part of Riyadh.


An industrial building in eastern Riyadh was almost entirely destroyed by a large explosion, a witness said.


The building was almost levelled by the blast, with one corner left standing, the witness said. Nearby vehicles were on fire and at least five fire engines were arriving at the scene.


The reason for the explosion was not immediately clear.


Al Arabiya television reported that the blast was caused by a fuel truck exploding at a petrol station, and that there had so far been no news of casualties. The report could not immediately be confirmed.

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