Boy buried alive in truck sand offload

A seven-year-old Saudi boy was buried alive after a truck laden with sand offloaded its shipment accidentally on him while he was playing near his house in the Gulf Kingdom at night, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The boy was playing with his 10-year-old brother just outside their house in the capital Riyadh when a large truck arrived and began offloading sand.

“The Pakistani driver did not notice them as it was dark…they were both buried under the sand,” Sabq Arabic language daily said.

“People rushed to the scene and managed to pluck out the elder brother alive but the young boy was dead…the driver told police he did not notice the boys.”

The paper described the incident as "horryfiying."

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