Two killed, 13 injured after building at Saudi Arabia’s Almaarefa University collapses

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Dec 18, 2019

December 18, 2019

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Two people were killed and 13 were injured on Tuesday after the collapse of a building at a university in the Saudi Arabian capital.

Victims were evacuated from an Almaarefa University building in Dareya, on the western outskirts of Riyadh on Tuesday.

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 said a Saudi citizen and an expatriate were killed in the accident. Of the 13 injured, ten were discharged from hospitals, while emergency workers continue to remove the rubble and make sure nobody is missing.

The Saudi Red Crescent dispatched 16 emergency teams to assist with the rescue.

The clearing operation continues.

Updated: December 18, 2019 06:11 AM

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