Crash kills cop, 4 illegals on way to deportation center

Crash kills cop, 4 illegals on way to deportation center
Updated 12 November 2013

Crash kills cop, 4 illegals on way to deportation center

Crash kills cop, 4 illegals on way to deportation center

One police officer and four Ethiopian illegals were killed at noon Sunday when the vehicle transporting the expats to the Shumaisy deportation center overturned.
Another policeman and three Ethiopians were injured in the accident, which took place near Al-Jaizah police station in Al-Laith Governorate. The vehicle rolled over several times as a result of a flat tire. The officer who died in the crash was identified as Sgt. Maj. Hamdan Al-Maliki.
“The accident was caused by a tire burst,” said Col. Moammar Saleh of the traffic department in Al-Laith. He confirmed that the vehicle was transferring seven Ethiopian illegal expats to the Shumaisy deportation center.
Al-Laith traffic and highway patrols and members of the Saudi Red Crescent rushed to the accident site.
The five bodies were transported, along with the injured, to Al-Laith General Hospital.
Two Ethiopians were airlifted to a hospital in Jeddah.