Explosion in Saudi Arabian capital

An industrial building in eastern Riyadh, the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia, was almost entirely destroyed by a large explosion on Thursday, a Reuters witness said.

The building was almost levelled by the blast, with one corner left standing, the witness said. Nearby vehicles were on fire and at least five fire engines were arriving at the scene.

The reason for the explosion was not immediately clear.

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'22 dead' in Saudi explosion

At least 22 people have been reportedly killed after an industrial building was nearly entirely destroyed in an explosion caused by a tanker carrying flammable liquid crashing in the Saudi Arabian capital.