Saudi consulate in New York issues statement on two students’ death

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

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 Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Washington, 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 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 Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

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

Source: Bahrain News Agency