Petrol station owner dies while watching tanker catch fire

Tanker that had just been loaded with petrol caught fire near a petrol station. (Supplied)

A Saudi petrol station owner collapsed and died while watching a massive blaze that engulfed a petrol tanker just near the station in the Gulf Kingdom.

The owner was called by employees when a tanker which has just been loaded with petrol caught fire near the station in the northwestern town of Wajh.

“After seeing the fire, the station owner collapsed...he was rushed to hospital but was already dead,” Sabq daily said.

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