Asir, Nov 6: Saudi Prince Mansour bin Moqren was reportedly killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash at the border with Yemen. Seven other officials have also been killed in the crash. News channel Al-Ekhbariya announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Moqren, the deputy governor of Asir province. Also Read - Saudi Arabia: From Red Sea Project, To Green Riyadh, Ecotourism in The Kingdom to Sees an Upward Trend
The cause of the helicopter crash is still unknown, say reports. Prince Moqren was reportedly taking a helicopter tour of development projects when the crash happened. Also Read - 'Joe Biden Helped': Freed Saudi Activist Loujain Al Hathloul’s Sisters Demand Real Justice For Her
Prince Moqren was the son of Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who briefly was Saudi Arabia’s crown prince from January to April 2015, reports said. Also Read - International Flights Ban: Saudi Arabia Suffers Delay in Receiving Coronavirus Vaccine
The crash comes a day after Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen near the capital, Riyadh. It also comes after 11 princes including prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and dozens of current and former ministers were arrested in Saudi Arabia on Saturday a night after the formation of an anti-corruption committee by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
With inputs from ANI