Fire erupts at High Speed Train Haramain Express in Saudi Arabia

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Fire erupts at High Speed Train Haramain Express in Saudi Arabia

*RIYADH: *A fire erupted on Sunday at a new high-speed train station in Saudi Arabia’s western city of Jeddah, authorities said, with huge palls of smoke seen rising into the air.

The station is dedicated to the Haramain High Speed Rail system which opened to the public in October last year, transporting passengers between Makkah and Medina.

“The civil defence is putting out a fire that broke out at a station in Suleimaniya… no injuries have been recorded as of yet,” the General Directorate of Saudi Civil Defence said on Twitter.

A video uploaded on Twitter by the Makkah provincial government showed plumes of grey smoke rising from what looked like the inside of the complex. -APP/AFP