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Saudi man crashes car into gates of Mecca’s Grand Mosque

  • Published at 07:38 am October 31st, 2020
Muslims pray during the Laylat al-Qadr at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
File photo: Muslims pray during the Lailat-ul-Qadr, or Night of Power, the holiest night for Muslims, while practicing social distancing, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, during the month of Ramadan at the Grand Mosque, in Makkah on May 19, 2020 Reuters

‘The car swerved while moving at a high speed on one of the roads surrounding the southern courtyard of the Grand Mosque’

Saudi Arabia’s authorities arrested a man who crashed his car into one of the gates of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, state news agency SPA reported on Friday.

The spokesman for the Mecca region governorate, Sultan al-Dosari said that at 10:30 pm local time, the security authorities in Mecca responded to an accident where a car hit one of the entrance gates of the Grand Mosque.

“The car swerved while moving at a high speed on one of the roads surrounding the southern courtyard of the Grand Mosque. Thankfully, no one was injured,” according to SPA.

“The driver was arrested. He is a Saudi national and was in an unnatural state. He was referred to the public prosecution.”

 


 

 

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