1 killed, 3 injured as walls of Saudi Arabia’s Almaarefa University collapse in Riyadh

Tue, 2019-12-17 20:58

RIYADH: A resident was killed and three others injured in Riyadh on Tuesday after walls at a university collapsed.
The outer wall and the parking roof of the Almaarefa University in the north of the capital caved in before noon local time.
Search and rescue teams from the Saudi Civil Defense rescued four people, one of whom was in a critical condition.

The Saudi Red Crescent dispatched 16 emergency teams to assist with the rescue and clearing operations.
Earlier, Al-Ekhbariya’s correspondent witnessed heavy equipment arriving at the scene of the accident “to clear the rubble” and “raise the university’s collapsed ceiling.”

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