Saudi Arabia: 9 killed in pilgrim bus mishap

Mecca [Saudi Arabia]: At least nine people were killed on Friday evening when a bus carrying pilgrims met with an accident in Saudi Arabia.

The bus was travelling to Medina from Mecca via Al Hijrah when its “driver lost control” and it “veered off and fell off a bridge on the highway”, Geo News reported, citing Arab media. Six of the total injured are in critical condition. The pilgrims were reportedly Asians.

Eighteen other pilgrims sustained multiple injuries – of whom six are in a critical condition. Seven passengers suffered medium injuries and five others are said to be in a stable condition, GDN Online quoted Saudi Red Crescent official spokesman Khalid Al-Sahli, as saying. GDN Online, Gulf Daily News, is an English Daily Newspaper published from Kingdom of Bahrain.

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