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35 Umrah pilgrims dead in Saudi bus crash near the holy city of Medinah

A bus carrying Arab and Asian Umrah pilgrims crashed on to a heavy vehicle killing 35 and injuring four. The accident happened early hours of Thursday on Hijra road, 170 km from Medinah, near the village of Al Akhal when the privately chartered bus carrying 39 passengers collided with a loader.

The double-decker bus reportedly caught fire after the fatal crash which resulted in huge casualty count The four injured have been transferred to Al Hamna Hospital, SaudiPressAgency added, and authorities have launched an investigation.

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