Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

This combination of still shots taken from a video shared on social media shows a speeding car crashing into a door at the Makkah Grand Mosque.
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Updated 01 November 2020

Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the southern square courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

 

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incident the report added.

 

 

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.

 


Saudi Arabia records 220 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

Updated 28 November 2020

Saudi Arabia records 220 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

  • The new deaths raise the Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll to 5,870

LONDON: Saudi Arabia confirmed 220 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 13 new deaths over the past 24 hours, according to the Kingdom’s health ministry.

Of the new cases, 55 were recorded in Riyadh, 28 in Jeddah and 15 in Madinah, the ministry added in its daily breakdown, taking the running total to 356,911.

The new deaths raise the Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll to 5,870.

Meanwhile, a further 401 people who had previously tested positive have recovered, raising the total recoveries to 346,023.