2001 News Story

Firecrackers cause alarm at Riyadh supermarket

Riyadh's Chief of Police has explained that an "explosion" this morning in the city was in fact firecrackers going off. At 11:40 a.m., he said, what sounded like an explosion was heard at the Euromarché but on inspection, traces of firecrackers were discovered beside the outer wall of the supermarket. There were no casualties or damage.