20 Umrah pilgrims perish in Saudi Arabia bus accident

At least 20 people were killed when a packed bus carrying pilgrims on Umrah hit a bridge, overturned and burst into flames in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Monday.

Al-Ekhbariya TV reported 29 other people were injured in the crash and aired footage showing the charred remains of the bus. It said the crash occurred when the vehicle’s brakes failed in southwestern Asir province bordering Yemen.

The crash occurred during the first week of Ramadan, when the faithful fast from dawn to dusk. Many people travel to enjoy nightly feasts with family and friends during the Muslim holy month.


Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
%d bloggers like this: