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22 die in Riyadh tanker blast

Posted on Nov 01, 07:53PM | IANS

Twenty-two people died in Riyadh Thursday when an oil tanker exploded in a ball of fire.

The blast took place after the vehicle hit a bridge on Shaikh Jaber road. Over 100 people were injured, Xinhua reported. Several nearby vehicles and houses were damaged.

The injured, including the driver, were shifted to a hospital. The fire was later doused.