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02 March 2024

Qatari couple found dead in Empty Quarter

By Staff

Saudi border guards found a Qatari man and his wife dead in Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter) desert after their car overturned while on a desert safari.

A large Saudi force had mounted an extensive search operation for the couple after receiving a call from their relative in Qatar that the two had apparently got lost in the Empty Quarter, one of the the world’s most barren and deadliest deserts.

The force, aided by GPS facilities, found the woman dead near their Jeep, which had overturned nearly 300 km deep inside the scorching desert.

“Her husband was found by Saudi helicopters the next day (Thursday) nearly 10km away from their car, despite low visibility caused by dust storms,” Ajel newspaper said, quoting border guards spokesman Colonel Khaled Al Arqoobi.

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