CAIRO: At least three Egyptian Umrah pilgrims died and 12 others from different nationalities were injured Friday night in a bus accident north of Saudi Arabia, Youm7 reported.
The pilgrims were on their way to Mecca to perform Umrah rituals when the bus collided with a truck in the Kuwait-Saudi Arabia border city of Hafr al-Batin.
“The three Egyptian nationals are a 62-year-old woman, a 40-year old man and a baby. Formal procedures are being carried out to escort their corpses back to Kuwait,” Ambassador Adel Al-Alfy, Egypt’s consular general in Jeddah, told state-run Mena Friday.
The injured were transferred to the King Khaled University Hospital while investigations are being carried out by the Saudi authorities to unveil further particulars of the accident, according to Alrai.