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Petrol tanker explodes on Haramain Expressway

Saudi firefighters have put out a blaze on the Makkah-Jeddah expressway, authorities said on Tuesday.

The fire was caused after a tanker carrying petroleum was involved in a road accident.

Provincial authorities said ten vehicles had caught fire, but that there were no injuries.

A video posted to the Makkah region’s official Twitter account showed cars driving by a raging fire stretching across the central divide of the highway. Shortly after, vehicles were diverted away from the scene.

Civil Defense teams at the site eventually managed to control the fire, authorities announce soon after 2 a.m. on Tuesday.

The highway, also known as the Haramain Expressway, is the key route into the holy city of Makkah from the west.

Source: Arab News

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