Shocking incident in Saudi Arabia – Photos

V8 Land-Cruiser in Saudi falls down a 60m well.

You’d think that they’d at least put up a flag to let people know there’s a 100 mt hole there. This happened in Saudi a few days ago. In areas where there is fresh water under ground the locals dig wells and support the sides with concrete and stones to keep the sand from falling back in to the well. Some of these are up to 100 meters deep. This particular one was 60 meters deep and 4 meters wide, located outside a small town of Riyadh in the center of Saudi. The guys went out in the desert for a bit of  fun on a Thursday when one of them drove in to the well and dropped 60 meters to the bottom with his V8 Cruiser.

See below to unfold the event.




Rescue workers retrieved the car and Miraculously the driver survived just having a mild concussion from hitting his head against the wind screen.


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14 Responses to Shocking incident in Saudi Arabia – Photos

  1. Dalla_sa May 1, 2011 at 5:57 PM #

    praise be to god for his safety

  2. abdullah April 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM #

    This incedent happend few years ago not few days ago.
    It happend on Thursday November 13th 2008. 60 kilometers north of Hafr Albatin. The driver Ziad alshammary is still alive. The well is now well protected by concrete fence with warning signs.

  3. Agogoamigo April 17, 2011 at 1:29 AM #

    thanks god

  4. Samielyas April 16, 2011 at 10:01 PM #

    Thanks God the guy is safe , mean time a great thanks to civil defense authorities in Saudi Arabia who got all facilities into middle of no where & saved the guy.
    Sami Ata

  5. Anonymous April 16, 2011 at 3:10 PM #

    alhamdulillah hes safe and all rit!!
    i really would like to visit saudia arabia in the future insha allah besides hajj (if i do perform it insha allah)
    thanks for the post
    ur bro Yusef 🙂

    • Anonymous April 16, 2011 at 3:12 PM #

      btw im in the U.S.A and to be honest i think that some countires like Saudia or kuwai…are really great places to tour,visit, AND LIVE!!!! 🙂

  6. Khas_2006 April 16, 2011 at 9:20 AM #

    Al hamdulillah ……..Allah is great

  7. Hytham April 16, 2011 at 9:12 AM #

    Greetings, I am from Saudi Arabia and I’m very familiar with this specific incident, this happened in early 2010 and as far as I know the driver was not under any influence of drugs or alcohol, it just happened that he had to drive through that area of northern Saudi at that time of night. The problem with that well is that there was no way for the people who use it to put a sign for others to know that there is a well there because it wasn’t on the way of any driving route, plus the well is located near a village and used by those villagers which only a handful of them had cars and the rest just travel by camels or on foot. It was an unfortunate incident but I’m thankful that the driver survived and that there are signs now along the highway near the well that warns people as well as signs and blocks around the well itself to prevent people from driving into the well. Thank you for the post and appreciate the thoughtful and positive comments.


    • Ali April 16, 2011 at 9:19 AM #

      Nice to hear that you were familiar Hytham!!

  8. Gutale April 16, 2011 at 8:21 AM #

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  9. Monther Abdelqader April 16, 2011 at 7:30 AM #

    Lucky guy 🙂 .
    Happy to hear that he is safe now.

  10. Missmuna29 April 16, 2011 at 6:55 AM #

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    • Nizam1949 April 16, 2011 at 7:44 AM #

      It is an eye opener for care less drivers specially young men.Many precious lives are last every year in spite of best traffic education in the Kingdom.

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