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Truck drivers stuck at UAE-Saudi border

The UAE Red Crescent Authority has been ordered to send food and water to the truckers, who are stuck at Al Ghuwaifat.

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April 4, 2010 8:37 by



About 2,000 truck drivers have been stuck at the UAE-Saudi Arabia border due to alleged slow customs clearance by Saudi authorities, Gulf News reports this morning.

The UAE Red Crescent Authority has been ordered to send food and water to the truckers, who are stuck at Al Ghuwaifat.

“The number of trucks in queue was more on Thursday. There was a 10 kilometre queue of trucks on the Al Sila-Al Ghuwaifat road when I reached here at 8pm on Thursday”, one truck driver told the newspaper.

Last year changes to immigration policies introduced by the Saudi authorities led to queues at the border of more than 24km. Lorry drivers were left stuck in the scorching June heat, with no water or food and no access to restrooms.



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