35 pilgrims dead in Saudi bus crash

RIYADH: Thirty-five pilgrims were killed and four others  injured after a  bus collided with another heavy vehicle on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting a police spokesman.

The ill-fated bus were carrying Asian and Arab pilgrims when it collided with a heavy vehicle (loader) at Al-Akhal Center in Madinah. As result  35 pilgrims were dead and the 4 of its passengers were injured,”  Saudi Press Agency, citing a spokesman for Madinah police, reported.

Saudi Red Crescent Authority and other emergency services were on the scene to deal with the incident. The injured were shifted to Al-Hamna Hospital.

An investigation into the collision is now underway.

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