Explosion in Saudi Arabia kills 23 people
On Thursday a fuel truck crashed into a flyover in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi. This crash killed nearly 23 people, injured 135 people, set fire to vehicles nearby, and triggered a massive explosion that brought down an industrial building.
According to the Ekhbariya television news emergency workers are trying to search the building to find any survivors or victims.
The tragedy was named unintentional and to be an accident even though it occurred so closely to the headquarters of Saudi Arabian National Guard and the Prince Nayef Arab University. Neither of which were damaged.
The accident is being blamed on the driver of the tanker.
The warehouse which suffered from the explosion was several stories high. The rubble and debris falling from the building caused the surrounding buildings to suffer damages also.
The accident happened at 7:20 a.m. and an hour after fires were still blazing in cars and buildings.
When the accident was shown on television that evening viewers could see just how severe the damage had been. All of the burnt to a crisp vehicles were shown along with the charred bodies lying next to and still inside the vehicles.
Over 100 emergency worker are trying to search through the damage to help rescue people from the rubble of the exploded building.