Fire at Saudi high-speed train station injures 11

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Riyadh - The station connects Jeddah to Makkah and Madinah.



By Reuters

Published: Mon 30 Sep 2019, 4:27 PM

A fire broke out in the Haramain high-speed rail station in Saudi Arabia’s coastal city of Jeddah, injuring eleven people, the authorities said.
Plumes of black smoke were still rising from the roof of the station at least four hours after the fire broke out at 12.35 p.m. (0935 GMT), Al Ekhbariya state television footage showed.
It said civil defence were fighting the fire with air support and many sections of the blaze were under control.

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Eleven injured people were taken to hospitals, where some cases were treated and 8 cases remained under medical care, according to Spa.
The 450-km (280-mile) Haramain Railway linking the two holiest cities in Islam, Makkah and Madinah, with the Red Sea city of Jeddah, was opened in 2018 and cost 6.7 billion euros ($7.3 billion).


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