On the day of the dead, a gas tanker truck exploded on a main road in Riyadh, killing 22 people, including a Filipino, and injuring about 111 others. Eleven of those hurt were also Filipino workers. The blast left a trail of devastation, causing a building to collapse and burning several cars. The truck veered into a bridge pylon at a road junction causing a gas leak that spread out and then burst into flames. Another truck fell off the bridge due to the impact of the explosion. The Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs said 3 of the wounded Filipinos had left the hospital, while 9 are still being treated. The 9 are in stable condition.
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