A Saudia cabin crew service van carrying flight attendants figured in an accident in Riyadh which took the life of one flight attendant as confirmed by Saudia Twitter account. Unconfirmed reports though have it that two died as a result of the accident, reporting that one is Flipina and the other is Tunisian. We still have to confirm if it is two or one. The other flight attendants on the van were reported injured.
Among the injured two are reported as Filipinas and are recovering. One is safe. We are also confirming if it is a total of 8 flight attendants or 6 who were in the van. We are also still confirming if the incident happened while the crew were on their way to flight operations in Riyadh or returning from a flight.
This is a developing story. We will keep updating this as we get reports.
Update as of 10:20am Manila Time: We cannot release the identities of the victims due to Saudia company policies. If you want to check on your Saudia flight attendant loved one, please do get in touch directly with them or do contact the airline directly.
Update as of 10:27am Manila Time: Reported that the crew were on the way from the housing to their flight ops.
Update as of 10:54am Manila Time: Saudia on their call center Twitter account confirmed one killed but other reports from Riyadh confirms two. One Filipina, one Tunisian. All identities concealed.
Update as of 11:53am Manila Time: Unconfirmed reports are still saying two are dead but official Saudia Media Center Twitter account still confirms one. Please do pray for the speedy recovery of those injured and for the eternal repose of the soul of the confirmed flight attendant who lost her life as a result of the accident.