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10 Pakistani pilgrims killed in bus crash in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 17:52

Dubai: Ten Pakistani pilgrims were killed
and 23 others were injured when their bus crashed near Jeddah city in Saudi Arabia.

The accident occurred yesterday near Jeddah on the road linking the holy cities of Makkah and Medina, the Saudi Gazette reported Sunday.

The passengers were on an Umrah or a smaller
pilgrimage, and the bus overturned some five kms from Wadi
Qadid, north of Jeddah.

The accident left 10 persons dead and 23 injured.

Rescue workers, who rushed to the site, had to cut
through the mangled remains of the bus to retrieve the injured
passengers, the paper said.

The hospitals in the vicinity of the accident declared
a state of emergency.


First Published: Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 17:52

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