Camel-car crash decimates Saudi family in Jazan

Friday 17/07/2015
Calls for penalising camels owners that cause road accidents

RIYADH - Four members of a Saudi family were killed Tuesday when their car hit a stray camel in the desert kingdom, the Red Crescent said.

The accident took place in the southwestern region of Jazan, Red Crescent spokesman Bishi al-Sarkhi said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.

A father, mother and their two daughters died on the spot, while their three sons suffered serious injuries, it said.

A picture published by SPA showed a dead camel lying in a pool of blood in the middle of a road blocked by police vehicles.

Legal experts have called for penalising owners of camels that cause road accidents, Arab News reported in March.