Four Umrah pilgrims killed in Saudi Arabia, 45 hurt in bus accident

Seventeen injured pilgrims in the crash were Egyptians, 14 are Pakistanis, six are Yemenis, seven Sudanese and one is Indian

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Four Umrah pilgrims were killed and 45 injured when a bus transporting them toppled over and fell into a ditch on kilo 90 highway near Madinah on Friday, said Madinah Health Affairs spokesman Fuad Dugl.

Seventeen injured pilgrims are Egyptians, 14 are Pakistanis, six are Yemenis, seven Sudanese and one is Indian.


The four deceased were transported to the morgue of Al-Miqat Hospital on the highway, said Dugl.

The injured victims were admitted to King Fahd Hospital, Wadi Al-Far’ Hospital, Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz National Guard Hospital, Al-Ansar Hospital, Uhud Public Hospital, Saudi German Hospital, Al-Dar Private Hospital and Madinah Public Hospital.

Wadi Al-Far’ Hospital received 10 victims. Seven of them stayed overnight and three of them were transferred to King Fahd Hospital.

Al-Ansar Hospital received five victims and transferred three of them to King Fahd Hospital, said Dugl.

He said that King Fahd Hospital received a total of 18 victims.

Five of them were able to walk out of the hospital on Friday but 11 had to stay overnight for further treatment.

Al-Miqat Hospital also received two victims in addition to the four dead bodies.

The driver of the bus was admitted to Uhud Public Hospital. The driver suffered a fracture and a hemorrhoid.

The Saudi German Hospital received five victims and Al-Dar Private Hospital received seven victims, said Dugl.

He said that most of the pilgrims are recovering and are expected to be released from the hospitals soon.

This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on May 08, 2016.

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