22 killed in Riyadh fuel truck blast

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At least 22 people have been killed after a fuel truck crashed into a overpass in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, Thursday.

"The civil defense department said a gas tanker had hit a bridge in eastern Riyadh," Reuters said. "Causing a gas leak and an explosion in a nearby heavy machinery and vehicles warehouse."

The explosion toppled an industrial building and torched nearby vehicles. According to health ministry spokesman, Saad al-Qahtani, it was mostly men and some foreigners that made up the 135 people injured in the accident.

"More than 100 emergency personnel were combing the wreckage on the flyover and searching for victims in the rubble of the building," The Guardian said.

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