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Monday, April 1, 2013

Auto Crash Kills Bride, 6 Family Members On The Way To Her Wedding Reception


Tragedy struck on the highway between Hafr Al Baten and Dammam, the largest city in eastern Saudi Arabia when a bride on her way to her wedding reception with six members of her family were killed in a collision between their car and a trailer.

The victims were four women, two men and one girl, said Fahad Al Ghamdi, a spokesman for the Red Crescent in the Eastern Province, Saudi media reported on Thursday.

The tragedy happened at around 10:30am and reports said a third car was involved in the accident.


In a separate accident in the gulf country, two young men were killed when their car crashed into a lamppost in Al Ihsa, an oasis region in eastern Saudi Arabia.

Road accidents are numerous and often tragic on Saudi roads despite regular campaigns launched by the authorities to promote a safer traffic culture.

The massive presence of trucks and trailers and a tendency by all drivers to speed are often blamed for the alarmingly high figures of accidents.
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