35 expat pilgrims die in bus crash in Saudi Arabia

The accident occurred 170 km from Madinah. (Nabd)
Updated 17 October 2019

35 expat pilgrims die in bus crash in Saudi Arabia

  • Bus was carrying Asian and Arab expats
  • The injured were transferred to Al-Hamna Hospital

RIYADH: 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 7pm 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.

Earlier media reports had said that 36 people had died, quoting local health authorities. 

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.


Saudi Arabia announces 38 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 07 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 38 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 248,948
  • A total of 3,093 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 38 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,567 new cases of the disease on Friday.
Of the new cases, 281 were reported in the Eastern Province, 268 in Makkah, 259 in Asir and 208 in Riyadh.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 248,948 after 1,859 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,093 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.