fire riyadhA huge fire broke out as a result of an accident between a fuel tanker and two other vehicles around 9:05 pm Saturday in Riyadh on the Northern Ring Road near Exit 8.

Civil Defense  showed up at the site soon afterwards along with fire fighters,  rescue and support units, a special team for hazardous substances and the Red Crescent.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency, Captain Mohammed Al-Hammadi, spokesman of the Civil Defense of Riyadh Region, said one person, whose nationality was not disclosed,was killed.

The road was purged and cleaned of any hazardous materials in order to ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers.