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05 June 2023

Dad of drowned Saudi girls slams civil defence

By Staff

The father of two Saudi sisters who drowned along with four other girls in a pond in the Gulf Kingdom this week slammed the civil defence for coming late to the site and said one of them spoke to him while he was eating a banana.

“They arrived at 2.30 am, hours after the incident took place. They came without the equipment needed for such incidents,” Hussein Al Ajaji told Al Hayat newspaper.

“One of them came and talked to us while he was eating a banana without any consideration to our feelings and grief.”

The two sisters and their four cousins, aged between 10 and 18 years, drowned trying to save each other after the youngest one fell into the water and was caught by the mum at the bottom of the pond in the northwestern Saudi town of Tabuk.

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