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35 expat pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia bus crash

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35 expat pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia bus crash

35 expat pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia bus crash

Thirty-five pilgrims have been killed in a traffic accident in Saudi Arabia after a bus collided with another vehicle on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting a police spokesman.

The accident happened on Hijrat road, 170 km from Madinah, near the village of Al-Akhal around 7pm when the privately chartered bus carrying 39 passengers collided with a loader, reports Arab News.

The injured were transferred to Al-Hamna Hospital.

Those on the bus were expats in the Kingdom and, according to SPA, of Asian and Arab nationalities.

Earlier media reports had said that 36 people had died, quoting local health authorities.

Saudi Red Crescent Authority and other emergency services were on the scene to deal with the incident.

An investigation into the collision is now underway.


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