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17 Oct 2019 | 02:12 AM UTC

Saudi Arabia: Deadly bus accident in Medina province October 16

Saudi Arabia News Alert

Passenger bus carrying foreign pilgrims hits excavator near the village of Al-Akhal (Medina province) on October 16, killing 35 passengers

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Al-Akhal, Medina province

Event

A charter bus carrying foreign pilgrims between the cities of Medina and Mecca hit an excavator on the night (local time) of Wednesday, October 16. The accident occurred along the main highway between the two cities near the village of Al-Akhal (Medina province) around 19:00. Police officials confirmed that 35 passengers, mostly Asian and Arab nationals, were killed in the incident. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Advice

Individual traveling in the region are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipated localized traffic disruptions around the area of the accident, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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