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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.

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Emergency officials comb Riyadh explosion site

More than 100 emergency officials are combing the site of the industrial building explosion in the Saudi capital of Riyadh in a search for victims.

Survivor Kushnoo Akhtara, 55, who was at work in the building, which housed the operations of a heavy machinery distributor, when the blast occurred said "lots of people" were left under rubble.

I was inside the building when the blast came. Then boom, the building collapsed. Furniture, chairs and cabinets blasted into the room I was in. My brother is still inside under the rubble. There are lots of people in there.

– Kushnoo Akhtara

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