Emerging report indicates that the
Deputy Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Southern Asir Province, Prince Mansour
Bin Muqrin, and several colleagues, were killed in a helicopter crash,
on Sunday night.
The helicopter containing Prince Mansour
bin Muqrin, crashed while the officials were taking a tour of an area
near the coast in Asir, which borders Yemen.
The cause of the crash was still unknown, as at the time of filing in this report.
The Saudi-owned satellite news channel,
Al-Arabiya, based in Dubai, reported that the crash killed Prince
Mansour bin Muqrin, and seven others.
The crash comes as a Saudi-led coalition
accused Yemen’s Houthi militia of a “dangerous escalation” with Saudi
Air Defence Forces had intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the
group towards the capital, Riyadh, the previous day.
dangerous escalation came because of Iranian support”, said the
coalition Spokesman, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, in a Press Conference,
also televised by Ekhbariya.