35 expat pilgrims dead, 4 injured in bus crash in Saudi Arabia

Source: AFP | Published on 17th October 2019, 11:23 AM | Gulf News |

Riyadh: Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus crashed with another heavy vehicle in the holy city of Madinah, Saudi state media said on Thursday.

The accident happened on Hijra 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.

The accident on Wednesday involved a collision between "a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)" in the western Saudi Arabian city, a spokesman for Madinah police said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

Those involved were Arab and Asian pilgrims, according to the media report.

The injured have been transferred to Al Hamna Hospital, SPA added, and authorities have launched an investigation.

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