Gallery: Blaze erupted at Saudi high-speed train station in Jeddah
Five people injured in fire at Saudi new Haramain high-speed train station in Jeddah on Sunday.
The station serves the main Haramain High Speed Rail system. Huge palls of smoke seen rising into the air. Five injured in fire at Saudi high-speed train station, state television reported. Security forces closed the main road linking Mecca and Jeddah and cordoned off the site. The blaze erupted at 12:35 pm local time. The railway runs 450 kilometres (280 miles) via the Red Sea port of Jeddah, shuttling passengers at speeds of up to 300 kilometres per hour. King Salman inaugurated the railway in September 2018. The General Directorate of Saudi Civil Defence said in an earlier tweet that it was working to extinguish the fire.