Over 30 pilgrims dead in Saudi bus crash

MENA

Published: 2019-10-17 09:57

Last Updated: 2019-10-17 10:10


Over 30 pilgrims dead in Saudi bus crash
Over 30 pilgrims dead in Saudi bus crash
AFP Source

Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus crashed with another heavy vehicle in Al Madinah Al Munawara city, Saudi state media said.

The accident on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, involved a collision between "a private chartered bus with a heavy vehicle (loader)" in the western Saudi Arabian city, a spokesman for Medina police said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

Those involved were Arab and Asian pilgrims, according to local media, who carried pictures of the bus engulfed in flames and with its windows blown out.

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