Departing Yemeni illegals killed in road accident

Departing Yemeni illegals killed in road accident
Updated 17 November 2013

Departing Yemeni illegals killed in road accident

Departing Yemeni illegals killed in road accident

In a tragic accident, 12 individuals — 11 Yemenis and a Saudi — were killed, and four others injured in a head-on collision between two speeding cars in the southern border province of Najran on Tuesday.
The bodies of the Yemenis, all visa violators who were headed home, were charred beyond recognition as the vehicle caught fire on impact. The driver of the second car, a Saudi, also died on the spot.
The accident occurred when the two speeding cars, both driven by Saudis, collided with each other near Yadmah village near Najran on Riyadh Road.
The 15 illegal Yemenis were traveling to Najran, and 10 of them died on the spot, while another died in hospital, Col. Ali bin Shahrani of the Civil Defense in Najran said.
Both Najran and Jazan border Yemen and these towns have been witnessing heavy traffic since the end of the amnesty program giving undocumented expatriates in the Kingdom to fix their work status.
On a daily basis thousands of Yemeni visa violators reach these two border towns to travel back to Yemen.
Yemenis occupy the top position in terms of visa violators in the Kingdom with 41,000 undocumented Yemenis arrested since the end of the amnesty.
A total of 18,849 Yemenis, most of them in Najran and Jazan, have been deported so far.