Date :Friday, October 18th, 2019 | Time : 01:18 |ID: 119725 | Print

35 Pilgrims Died in Medina’s Bus Crash

SHAFAQNA- Iqna: Saudi state media said on Thursday, in bus crash with another heavy vehicle in the holy city of Medina, thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others wounded.

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 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, AFP reported.

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

As part of efforts to diversify its oil-dependent economy, Saudi Arabia wants to foster a year-round religious tourism sector that includes millions of pilgrims.

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