train accidentPassenger train number 8, which was en route to Dammam, crashed on a maintenance truck along the train track near the railway line after Abqaiq killing the truck driver.

The front of the train was damaged, but the train commander, the assistant, and the translator who were on board escaped with minor injuries. None of the passengers were harmed.

The spokesman for the General Organization of Railways in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad Abu Zaid, who is also the Director of Public Relations and Media Information explained to the media the details of the accident. The collision occurred in a completely fenced area where maintenance work was going on. He said that the police arrived at the scene and took care of the situation. The train resumed its journey to Dammam, though it reached its final destination two hours late because of the accident.