EP records 419 accident injuries during Eid



JEDDAH: IBRAHIM NAFFEE

Published — Thursday 15 August 2013

Last update 15 August 2013 6:07 am

| نسخة PDF Print News | A A

The Saudi Red Crescent Authority reported that 419 people were injured in accidents during five days of Eid Al-Fitr festivities in the Eastern Province.
There were 172 cases classified between hazardous and moderate, while 247 were identified as “simple” cases, according to a report issued by the Saudi Red Crescent.
Barak Al-Muhareb, Red Crescent’s acting spokesman, said the operation rooms of the Red Crescent received 419 reports of medical conditions, traffic and fire accidents. Red Crescent’s ambulances provided their medical services to 247 simple cases.
He said Red Crescent’s ambulances transferred 390 medical cases. About 190 were heart patients. The Red Crescent treated 206 simple medical cases. Mobile teams have been involved in various locations in the Eastern province during the Eid calibrations.
The Red Crescent asked Saudis and expats to provide correct information of location and medical data when directing ambulance teams to accident scenes.
Bandar bin Nasser Al-Shehri, Saudi Red Crescent official in the Makkah region, said: “Our operation rooms in Jeddah recorded a number of traffic accidents in north and south Jeddah last Friday and Saturday that resulted in injuries to 15 people. The Red Crescent’s ambulances transferred six people injured in a traffic accident in the south of Jeddah to King Abdul Aziz University Hospital. Two of them were airlifted to the hospital.”
He added: “There was also a traffic accident on Madinah Road that resulted in seven injuries. One of the injured is in a serious condition. Some of them were taken to King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah, while others were transferred to King Abdul Aziz Hospital by air ambulance.”
Accident reports from other provinces and regions were not available.

What's happening around Saudi Arabia

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman arrived here yesterday evening on an official visit to the United States of America at the invitation of the US President Barack Obama.At Andrews Air Force Base Airport, he was received by US Secretary of...
JEDDAH: The government has banned the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking at the holy sites during the Haj this year. Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Mohammed bin Naif, interior minister and president of the Supreme Haj Committee,...
RIYADH: The government plans to pay SR500,000 in compensation to the family of every person, regardless of nationality, who died from the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Health announced on T...
RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has launched a program to vaccinate all public and private sector workers on Haj duty this year.Launching the program at the ministry’s headquarters here on Thursday, Tarif Al-Ama, undersecretary for treatment services...
JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal was briefed Thursday about Murooj Jeddah residential project, located in the eastern part of the governorate. Representatives of the Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company, the executing company...
ANKARA: The Kingdom plans to highlight the country’s economic progress and influence globally at the meeting of G-20 Ministers of Labor and Employment here this week, said Mufrej Al-Haqabani, Saudi Arabia’s labor minister. In a statement to the Saudi...

Stay Connected

Facebook