Mystery road blaze scorches 5 vehicles in Jeddah

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Updated 08 November 2013
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Mystery road blaze scorches 5 vehicles in Jeddah

A fire that engulfed five vehicles at a traffic signal in Jeddah’s Kilo 3 district left one dead and two with minor burns on Tuesday, authorities said.
The fire broke out at an intersection near a gas station that had just refueled its pumps, eyewitnesses said. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fire, but witnesses said it could have been fuel leaks from gas trucks five meters away.
The occupants of the vehicles managed to escape injuries.
One of the vehicles, a GMC, had one family inside and another car carried one man with his son on their way back from school.
The drivers in the other three cars ran for their safety.
Civil Defense teams succeeded in containing the fire and preventing its spread to the gas station, which was immediately shut down by the safety department.
Col. Saeed Sarhan, Civil Defense spokesman in Makkah, said: “The Civil Defense operation room in Jeddah received a report about a fire that took place at a gas and fuel station. Five Civil Defense teams, five brigades and an ambulance proceeded to the site only to find flames rising from five cars.”
He told Arab News: “According to preliminary information, petroleum on the road contributed to the break-out. The Civil Defense team isolated the gas station to prevent the fire from spreading.”


Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa distributes aid packets among poor families in Comoros. (SPA)
Updated 27 April 2018
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Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

  • The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032
  • The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago

Comoros’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hamid Karhila, has commended the development efforts carried out by the Muslim World League (MWL) in his country. 

He also expressed his government’s gratitude to the MWL for its initiative launched by Secretary-General Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa.

Karhila said during a visit to the headquarters of the International Association for Relief, Care and Development (IARCD): “The new Comorian government aims to keep this cooperation with the MWL. This would help achieve more developmental and humanitarian projects that serve the Comorian people.”

Secretary-General of the IARCD Abdul Aziz Sarhan said: “The Muslim World League will continue to provide assistance and stand with the needy in all countries around the world.”

Sarhan said that the association carried out various humanitarian, medical and relief projects in the Comoros at a cost of SR10,916,645. These projects benefited 1,104,969 people between 2006 and 2017.

The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032, which benefited 971,333 people. 

The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago. These institutes graduated thousands of students who occupy some of the highest positions in the Republic of the Comoros.

The MWL is also building a mosque at a cost of SR200,000 and working on the construction of an artesian well that cost SR130,000, as well as two surface wells at a cost of SR20,000.