Saudi Arabia

King Ordered to Give a House and a Car to a Man Who Lost His Wife and Six Children in an Accident

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has ordered a house and a car for a Saudi man who lost his wife and six children in a horrific car accident last week.

Sami Bin Mohammad Al Naimi has been in a state of shock since his family perished on Tuesday in the accident in which their car collided with a heavy truck on a poorly maintained road in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

A picture of a desperate Al Naimi sitting inside a mosque in front of the seven corpses ahead of the funeral prayers went viral on social media, prompting greater sympathies and messages of consolation. Similar: Heat-Resistant House Goes Viral on Social Media

“I have lost seven lives in a moment,” he said, wiping tears in his eyes”, Saudi daily Okaz reported quoting Al Naimi. “Yahya was a Grade 12 student, Mamdooh Grade 9, Hajer Grade 6, Reem Grade 5, Osama started school this year, Sara was in the kindergarten and their mother. I have only one son left and I really do not know what to do.”

The family was reportedly going home from an outing when the accident occurred. The two drivers survived the collision.