2 Egyptians killed, 10 injured in road accident in Saudi Arabia: FM
Muslim pilgrims move in circles around the holy Kaaba from the third floor at the Grand Mosque ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

CAIRO: A bus accident in Madina, Saudi Arabia on May 6 claimed the lives of two Egyptians and injured 10 other Egyptian nationals, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a Sunday statement.

The bus was carrying pilgrims of different nationalities, which left a total of four dead and 45 injured.  The injuries varied between mild and moderate. Two people sustained more critical injuries.

The Egyptian victims are a married couple Nageh Omran, 53, an Egyptian national living in Saudi Arabia, and his wife Mona Eissa, 36, who was visiting him.

The ministry’s statement said that the burial services were held May 7, and that seven of the injured Egyptians are still in King Fahd Hospital in Madina.

It added that the Egyptian consulate in Saudi Arabia is following up on the status of the hospitalized Egyptians.

On March 19, some 20 Egyptian pilgrims, including one child, were killed in an accident on a road linking Jeddah and Madina cities in western Saudi Arabia.

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