Saudi Arabia: Bus full of Haj pilgrims collided with bridge, 20 people burnt alive, two dozen injured
A painful accident took place in the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia. The first one, packed with Haj pilgrims, overturned after hitting the bridge. The bus also caught fire after the collision. 20 people were burnt alive in this accident.
Mecca Medina is a very sacred place in the Muslim religion. Every year lakhs of people go there. In the first week of Ramadan, a tragic accident took place in the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia. A bus carrying pilgrims to the holy city of Mecca crashed into a bridge. It caught fire after the collision. Twenty people died and more than two dozen were injured in this accident. The victims involved in the bus accident are from different countries.
The accident took place when the bus was on its way to Asir province in the southwest bordering Yemen. It is being told that the reason behind the accident is believed to be the brake failure of the bus. The bus overturned after hitting the bridge and caught fire. Information about the passengers who died in the accident has not been revealed.
The incident happened during the first week of Ramzan. State-affiliated Al-Ekhbaria channel reported that according to preliminary information, the death toll in the accident has reached 20 and more than two dozen people were injured. The victims involved in the bus accident are from different countries.
The incident in the southern province of Asir occurred while transporting pilgrims to Mecca and Medina, Islam's holiest cities. Let me tell you that there are always constant challenges to be faced while transporting passengers safely. In October 2019, a bus collided with another vehicle in Madinah. In this incident, 35 foreigners were killed and four were injured.