Another Royal tragedy: Saudi Prince found dead
Saudi Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Saud al-Kabir has been found dead in his country's searing desert, SPA news agency said Tuesday, adding that the prince apparently died as a result of thirst.
The report said the prince, 25, had been travelling in Rimah province, south of the town of al-Ammaniya. It provided no further details. Two other Saudi men were found dead near their car in the country's northern Nofoud desert as a result of thirst and heat, SPA reported Tuesday.
It quoted Qassim Province police chief Brigadier Abdulqader bin Talha as saying the two men died after losing their way in the vast desert. He appealed to picnic lovers to abandon going to the desert during extremely hot summer days.
The temperature has been rotating around 47 degrees Celsius in Riyadh and more in the desert throughout July. The Saudi kingdom is one of the driest countries in the world, containing within its borders the desert known as Rub al-Khali, or the Empty Quarter.
Prince Fahd was the third member of the extensive Saudi royal family to die in just a week. Prince Sultan bin Faisal bin Turki al-Saud, 41, was killed in a road accident on July 23 as he was driving from the coastal resort of Jeddah to Riyadh for the funeral of his cousin Prince Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, 43, who had died the day before of a heart attack. The two cousins were buried together. (Albawaba.com)
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