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Saudi Arabian Prince Mansour bin Muqrin was killed on Sunday afternoon when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed, state television reported.

Bin Muqrin served as deputy governor of Saudi Arabia's Asir province.

It is not clear what caused the crash, which occurred near the country's border with Yemen.

At the time of the crash, bin Muqrin was traveling with seven other officials. Reports say none of these aboard survived.

A spokesman for Saudi Arabia's Embassy in Washington told NBC that bin Murqin was "performing an inspection in remote parts of the government" at the time of the crash.