Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemeni border

A Saudi prince has died in a helicopter crash, state television said. News channel Al-Ekhbariya announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Muqrin along with several of his colleagues on Sunday night.

The prince, who is also the deputy governor of Saudi Arabia’s southern Asir province, was killed near the kingdom’s border with war-torn Yemen. Several officials were on board the helicopter but state media did not reveal the cause of the crash. Local newspaper Okaz reported the helicopter went down while the officials were taking a tour of an area near the coast in Asir, which borders Yemen.

Al Arabiya reported the helicopter was carrying a number of passengers (Picture: alarabiya.net) Arabian news channel Al Arabiya reported that the aircraft was carrying eight people, all of whom died in the accident. The prince was the son of Prince Muqrin al-Saud, former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

He was a businessman and Advisor at the Court of the Crown Prince of Saudia Arabia.

And in 2015 he was appointed Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Prince Mansour was also a partner in Ethan Allen’s Saudi franchise and was vice chairman of Al-Bayan Foundation, which builds higher education colleges in the kingdom.

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