35 pilgrims dead, 4 hurt in Madinah bus crash

By DG Staff

MADINAH, Saudi Arabia 18 October 2019: Thirty-five residents died and four were injured in a traffic accident on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia’s Madinah province, the Saudi Press Agency and Wam said, quoting the province’s police spokesman.

The spokesman added that the passengers include Asian and Arabic nationalities, and that the accident happened after a bus crashed.

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

UAE Leaders condole Saudi King over pilgrim deaths

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a cable of condolences to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud where he expressed sympathy over the pilgrim deaths of the bus crash that took place near the Muslim holy city of Madinah on Wednesday.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar cables to the Saudi King.