DUBAI, Sep 29 (Reuters / EP) –
Five people have had to receive medical attention as a result of a fire declared at the high-speed train station of the Saudi coastal city of Yedá, as reported by the authorities.
The fire has caused a dense column of smoke still visible four hours after the fire started, at 12.35 p.m. (11.35 p.m., Spanish peninsular time), according to Saudi public television Al Ejbariya.
Civil Protection personnel were deployed to fight the fire with the support of aerial means, with which they have managed to control much of the fire.
Five people were transferred to a hospital, as reported by the official account of the Mecca region, which highlights that there are 16 health teams present at the site. Al Ejbariya has reported that up to four people have been treated in the immediate vicinity of the station.
The Via Haramain or 'AVE of the Desert' adds 450 kilometers and joins the Saudi holy cities of Mecca and Medina with the city of Yedá, in the Red Sea. It was inaugurated in 2018 after an investment of 6.7 billion euros from a contest that won a Spanish consortium.