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Two killed, 13 injured in Saudi university building collapse

Filed on December 18, 2019
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saudi university building collapses

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A Saudi citizen and an expatriate were killed in the accident.

Two people were killed and 13 were injured on Tuesday after the collapse of a building at Al Maarefa University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The victims were evacuated from the university building in Dareya, on the western outskirts of Riyadh, the Civil Defense authority reported.

Lt Col Mohammed El Hammadi, Civil Defence spokesperson of the Riyadh region, told the Saudi Press Agency that the Civil Defence's Search and Salvage crew rushed to the scene to evacuate the victims, help those around and look for who might be under the debris.

He added that a Saudi citizen and an expatriate were killed in the accident, and of the 13 injured, ten were discharged from hospitals, while work is  continuing to remove the rubble and make sure nobody is missing.

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