Truck blast in Saudi Arabia kills at least 22

At least 22 people were killed and 111 others were injured when a gas tanker truck transporting fuel exploded on Thursday in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

Updated: Nov 01, 2012, 18:22 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Riyadh: At least 22 people were killed and 111 others were injured when a gas tanker truck transporting fuel exploded on Thursday in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, Al-Arabiya television reported.
The explosion took place in the eastern part of Riyadh when the driver hit a bridge on Shaikh Jaber road, at about 7:30 am (local time), causing a gas leak, a news agency reported.
The accident damaged several vehicles and nearby houses, reported Xinhua quoting Al Arabiya.

(With Agency inputs)