Saudi prince arrested on Sunday dies at 44
Hours after the death of Mansour Bin Muqrin, son of former crown prince Muqrin al-Saud, there are unverified reports of death of yet another Saudi prince.
Al-Ittihad News has quoted a Saudi Royal Court release saying that the Saudi royal family mourned the death of the prince who died at 44. It has not cited a reason for the death, however.
Prince Aziz, 44, was the youngest son of King Fahd and was reportedly arrested on Sunday.
The news of the arrest and a subsequent gunfight came from various sources and earlier reports suggested that Abdul Aziz was hospitalised. The al-Masdar news network first reported the news of his death and later removed it.
The rumours of death began doing the rounds after few verified accounts broke the news.
Meanwhile, other reports said that Aziz was killed in a gunfight while allegedly resisting arrest.
A report on The Duran website however did not mention a gunfight but only said ‘died during an attempted arrest’.
Earlier on Sunday, Saudi state outlets announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, in a plane crash near the kingdom’s southern border with war-torn Yemen. The outlets said the helicopter had several officials on board, but did not reveal the cause of the crash.
Earlier the prince posted a video on Twitter of he and other men boarding a helicopter.
In April, Prince Mansour, a former consultant at the crown prince’s diwan, was appointed deputy governor of the region.