Huge fire breaks out at power station in Riyadh, electricity cut off

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Civil defense and maintenance teams battle to put out a fire that broke out at an electricity plant in Riyadh. (Civil Defense)
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Civil defense and maintenance teams battle to put out a fire that broke out at an electricity plant in Riyadh. (Civil Defense)
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Civil defense and maintenance teams battle to put out a fire that broke out at an electricity plant in Riyadh. (Civil Defense)
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Civil defense and maintenance teams battle to put out a fire that broke out at an electricity plant in Riyadh. (Civil Defense)
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Civil defense and maintenance teams battle to put out a fire that broke out at an electricity plant in Riyadh. (Social media)
Updated 01 October 2018
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Huge fire breaks out at power station in Riyadh, electricity cut off

JEDDAH: A huge fire broke out at a power plant in Riyadh on Monday sending a ball of flames leaping 10 meters into the air. 
The blaze broke out inside a transformer at the plant in the city’s Al-Nafil district.  Firefighters  were battling to bring the blaze under control.
Video footage posted on social media showed the dramatic fire, with thick black smoke rising into the air and people watching in the street.


The Saudi Electricity Company said no one had been hurt but that power supplies to some nearby areas had been shut off. 
“Due to the need to extinguish the fire and to maintain safety, the station has been isolated and there has been a temporary partial shutdown in some neighboring areas until the fire has been extinguished, after which we will begin to gradually restore,” the company said.


Saudi civil aviation announces the opening of NEOM Bay airport

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Saudi civil aviation announces the opening of NEOM Bay airport

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation announced on Tuesday the opening of Neom Bay Airport in the northern region of Sharma.
The authority said that the airport has been licensed and us ready to receive commercial flights starting next week, after the first phase of development work was completed and was registered by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) earlier with the code “NUM.”
At present, Neom Bay Airport will conduct regular flights to investors and employees of the Neom project.