2 killed as flooding hits Saudi Arabia and closes the road to Mecca

Officials said at least two people died in the Mecca region on Thursday . The coastal city of Jeddah and Mecca city are the holiest city in Islam .

Officials said at least two people died in the Mecca region on Thursday, including the coastal city of Jeddah, which is the kingdom's second-largest city with around four million inhabitants, and Mecca city, the holiest city in Islam, where millions practice the hajj and umrah pilgrimages each year, while the official Saudi Press Agency reported on its Twitter page that due to weather conditions, the departure of some flights was delayed, and that passengers should contact carriers for up

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