Fire injures at least 5 in Saudi train station

first_imgThe blaze, which caused plumes ofblack smoke around 12:35 p.m. (0935 GMT), was brought under control 12 hourslater, the civil defense service added. The station is part of efforts toboost tourism revenue as the country seeks to shed its dependence on oilexports.(Reuters) DUBAI – A fire broke out in theHaramain high-speed rail station in Saudi Arabia’s coastal city of Jeddah,authorities said, wounding at least five people on Sunday. Five people with injuries were broughtto a hospital, the Mecca region said. Sixteen medical teams were at thescene.  center_img The 450-km (280-mile) Haramain Railwaylinking the two holiest cities in Islam, Mecca and Medina, with the Red Seacity of Jeddah, was opened in 2018 and cost around 6.7 billion euros ($7.3billion). A firefighting helicopter sprays water on a fire at the Haramain high-speed rail station in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Sept. 29. REUTERS/ISMAIL NOFALlast_img

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