Saudi: Around 35 Expats Killed In Road Accident

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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 Hijra road, 170 km from Madinah, near the village of Al-Akhal around 7 pm when the privately chartered bus carrying 39 passengers collided with a loader. 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.

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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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