August 1, 2005

Saudi King Fahd dies in hospital- diplomat

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi state television interrupted
regular broadcasting with recitations of the Koran and one
Western diplomat said he had information that King Fahd had
died in hospital on Monday.

"Sources at King Faisal Specialist Hospital have informed
us that he (King Fahd) is dead," the diplomat said. He did not
give further details.