JEDDAH: Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, deputy governor of Asir region, has been killed in a air crash, the Royal Court announced on Monday.
The prince, accompanied by officials, boarded a helicopter to tour a number of coastal projects west of Abha city on Sunday morning, the Interior Ministry’s security spokesman said.
While he was returning in the evening, contact with the helicopter was lost in the vicinity of the Reda reserve.
The funeral prayer will be performed at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh after Asr prayer on Tuesday.
King Salman paid a visit to the palace of his brother Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz and offered condolences on the death of the son of Prince Muqrin.
For his part, Prince Muqrin consoled the king on the death of Prince Mansur and his accompanying delegation.
Later, King Salman received messages of condolences and sympathy from Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa; Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah; and Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said.