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Saudi Consulate in US issues statement on death of two female citizens

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The Saudi Consulate General in New York on Monday issued a statement on the death of two Saudi female nationals whose bodies were found in the Hudson River in New York City on Thursday evening.

The statement said, “In reference to the incident of the death of the two Saudi female citizens, and reports by newspapers and media stations on this subject, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in New York, under the guidance of Prince Khaled bin Salman Al Saud, Saudi Ambassador to the US, and out of its responsibility towards citizens, taking into account the privacy of the case and correcting the circumstances of talking without any precision, the Consulate confirms that it and the concerned authorities in the local authorities, the State Department and the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington are conducting a continuous follow-up to find out the facts. A forensic report has not yet been issued explaining the cause of death, and the case is still under investigation.

The Consulate confirmed that it immediately appointed a lawyer to follow up the legal process of the case and will clarify the most important developments as soon as they are received.

The Saudi Embassy in Washington also sought to communicate with the family of the victims to stand with them and help them in this circumstance, noting that the two women were students with their brother in Washington.