Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

06 Nov, 2017 | 3:37 pm

A helicopter crash has claimed the life of  Saudi Prince Mansour Bin Muqrin.

The unfortunate accident occurred close to the Yemen border while the prince was travelling with several other officials.

Cause of the crash is yet unknown.

The tragedy comes a day after a major purge of the kingdom’s political and business leadership, including several princes.

The unprecedented move is seen as an attempt to cement the power of the heir to the throne.

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