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Jeddah floods: 23 jailed

An administrative court in Jeddah recently issued its verdict on 21 of 29 Jeddah flood cases and sentenced the guilty to a total of 85 years in prison and more than SR 6 million in fines, media reports said.
“The sentences were issued against 23 suspects involved in crimes such as bribery, misuse of power and misusing public funds,” Al-Madinah daily reported. The fines imposed on the guilty ranged between SR 10,000 and SR 1 million.
The paper pointed out that the culprits were sentenced from one to seven years in jail for their crimes. The court set free 10 suspects including businessmen, government employees and honorary members of a sports club.
The Jeddah floods that occurred about four years ago killed more than 120 people and destroyed thousands of vehicles, buildings and houses in various parts of the city.

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