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Saudi woman defying driving ban killed in car crash: Report

Published on May 8, 2014 8:06 PM
 
Saudi women leave a mall after shopping in the capital Riyadh, on March 29, 2014. A Saudi woman was killed in a car crash in the capital on Thursday as she defied the kingdom's long-standing ban on female driving, local media reported. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

RIYADH (AFP) - A Saudi woman was killed in a car crash in the capital on Thursday as she defied the kingdom's long-standing ban on female driving, local media reported.

The woman, in her 20s, lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the wall of a youth club in Riyadh, according to the website of the local Al-Jazeera daily.

The car caught fire and she died, it said.

Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive.

 
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