Two girls saved from drowning

Updated 02 July 2014
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Two girls saved from drowning

Two girls, aged seven and 11, were rescued from drowning in Alkhobar’s Half Moon Bay area.
“The Coast Guard were informed that five people including the two girls were in danger of drowning,” said Brig. Gen. Khaled Al-Arqoubi, official spokesman of the Coast Guard in the Eastern Province.
“The girls received first-aid treatment on the spot, after which they were transferred to King Fahd Medical Complex.”
The area sees an influx of visitors from all across the Kingdom during the summer holiday season.
Around 70 percent of visitors to the Eastern Province frequent Half Moon Bay, according to data made available to Arab News.


Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

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Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

JEDDAH: A baby boy was born at a holy site in Saudi Arabia while Muslim pilgrims were performing Hajj rituals on Monday.

A Saudi Press Agency report said a Jordanian woman gave birth to the baby at the Jabal Al-Rahma Hospital in Arafat .

Arafat, about 20 kilometers southeast of Makkah, is where Muslims performing Hajj go to pray on the ninth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar for the most important part of the pilgrimage. 

The father named the child "Wadah" after the director of the hospital for his kind care and attention, the report said.

It added that the hospital's medical staff provided medical care for the child and his mother, who are both in good health.