father al joufDr Ismail Al Bashri, director of the government university in the northwestern Saudi town of Al Jouf  lost 5 of his children in a fatal car crash  while on their way back to the Kingdom from a holiday in Dubai.

The 3 brothers and 2 sisters  were in one car which crashed into a truck in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday, local newspapers reported. The father, who was in another car which followed them, suffered from a nervous breakdown following the incident and was transferred to the intensive care unit.

Hundreds of people participated in the funeral prayers held at the King Khalid mosque in Riyadh yesterday.

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