Makkah Governor forms team to probe Haramain Rail station fire

The second floor and roof of the network's Jeddah station were damaged in the blaze on 29 September 2019

The Makkah governor inspects Haramain Rail's Jeddah Station.
The Makkah governor inspects Haramain Rail's Jeddah Station.

Following an inspection of the fire-hit Jeddah Station of Saudi Arabia's 450km Haramain Rail, HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Governor of Makkah Province, issued directives to form a committee to investigate the incident.

The second floor and the roof of the station were damaged by the fire, which reportedly injured five people.

The station's ground and first floors were unaffected. 

According to an Arabic-langugae report by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA, the Makkah governor was accompanied by deputy governor HRH Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz; Governor of Jeddah, HRH Prince Meshaal Bin Majid; Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport, Dr Nabil Al-Amoudi; director general of the CivilDefence, Lt Gen Suleiman Al-Amro; and chairman of General Authority for Transport and of General Organisation for Railways, Dr Rumaih Mohammed Al-Rumaih.

The Makkah governor said the results of the committee would "be submitted to the High Commission for review and take the necessary action". 

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