| GEO World|
| Saudi king orders compensation for flood victims|
| Updated at: 1236 PST, Tuesday, December 01, 2009|
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has ordered an immediate payment of SR1 million ($266,000) to the families of each person who died in last week’s flooding in Jeddah.
The king also ordered the setting up of a high-level committee to study the extent of the damage and recommend policies to ensure that it does not happen again, local newspaper reported on Tuesday.