13-year-old Saudi ends life after argument with dad

A 13-year-old Saudi boy poured petrol on his body and set himself ablaze after an argument with his father at their house in the Gulf Kingdom.

Police said the charred body of the boy was found just near their house in the northeastern town of Hafr Al Batin and that they were still investigating the case.

“Police sources said initial investigation showed the boy committed a suicide after an argument with his father,” Arar newspaper said.

Egyptians choke to death inside tank in Saudi

Two Egyptian workers cleaning a water tank suffocated to death after they used a petrol motor to siphon the dirt out, a newspaper reported on Monday.

A Saudi man who had asked them to clean his tank phoned the police and civil defence when they were late and could not answer his calls.

“He kept calling them but there was no reply…he climbed up the tank and saw them motionless…..he quickly phoned the police and civil defence,” Ajel Arabic language daily said in a report from the western town of Al Hawiya.

It said forensic examination showed the two died of asphyxia inside the 16-square-metre tank after inhaling smoke from the motor’s exhaust.

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