Family decimated in camel-car crash


RIYADH: Four members of a Saudi family were killed yesterday when their car hit a stray camel in the desert kingdom, the Red Crescent said. The accident took place in the southwestern region of Jazan, Red Crescent spokesman Bishi Al-Sarkhi said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.

A father, mother and their two daughters died on the spot, while their three sons suffered serious injuries, it said. A picture published by SPA showed a dead camel lying in a pool of blood in the middle of a road blocked by police vehicles. Legal experts have called for penalizing owners of camels that cause road accidents, Arab News reported in March. — AFP

This article was published on 22/07/2015