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22-car pileup kills two

Two people died and 25 were injured in a pileup involving 22 cars near Riyadh on Friday night.
The accident took place between Khasira and Halban along the Riyadh-Taif Highway because of low visibility following a sandstorm.
Most of the injured were admitted to Khasira General Hospital while two serious cases were transferred to Quwaieya General Hospital. The accident occurred on the track of vehicles heading from Taif to Riyadh.
There was another pileup involving three cars about 300 meters away from the first accident. Several people were injured, sources said.
The chief administrative officer of Quwaieya, Abdullah Al-Rabiah, said he had received instructions from Riyadh Gov. Prince Khaled bin Bandar to provide all necessary help to the accident victims.

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