At least 35 expats pilgrims lost their lives in a bus accident near the holy city of Madina

It has been reported that as many as thirty-five pilgrims from the foreign countries have lost their lives when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near the holy city of Madina Tayyaba on Thursday.

According to the Saudi state media, the accident occurred on Hijra road, 170-kilometre from the holy city of Madina Tayyaba, when a privately chartered bus carrying 39 passengers collided with a loader.

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An official of the Madina police said that those on the bus were expats in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and of Asian and Arab nationalities.

In the accident, at least four others have got injuries and have been shifted to Al-Hamna Hospital and the investigation into the accident has been launched by the authorities, the official said.

Back in April 2018, as many as four British-National expats have lost their lives and 12 people got injuries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in an accident when their bus collided with a fuel tanker. As per the details of that incident, the bus was on its way to the holy city of Makkah.

Another same accident happened in January 2017 when six Britons, including a two-month-old baby, have lost their lives in a minibus on their way to Madina Tayyaba.

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