A prominent Saudi prince and seven others were killed when their helicopter crashed on Sunday. 

Prince Mansur bin Muqrin, who served as the deputy governor of Asir, was traveling with other regional officials when the accident occurred, according to Al Arabiya.

"While returning in the evening of the same day, contact with the [aircraft] was lost in the vicinity of the Reda reserve," a report by the Saudi Press Agency said, quoting the kingdom's interior ministry.

No cause was given for the crash, with the interior ministry only saying that the wreckage has been located and responders were searching for any survivors.

On social media, many Saudis were quick to share their condolences and pay their respects.

Prince Fahad bin Faisal Al Saud referred to his cousin as a "special and kind soul"

May Allah grant his family solace

A bad day for the kingdom ...