Saudi Arabia bus crash kills six British tourists

Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

Bus crashA bus crash in Saudi Arabia has claimed the lives of six British tourists. Along with them, some members of a family from Manchester and also a couple from Glasgow have been killed in this deadly collision.


A grandmother and her newborn grandson who were from Chorlton are among the dead. The boy’s mother and her two children have been critically injured.


A woman, man reportedly members of the Manchester family were also killed in the incident. And, their sisters who were aged in their sixties, and also the siblings of the other two women who have died are currently in the hospital with critical injuries.


It is believed that the group was travelling between Medina and Makkah when they were involved in a gigantic collision.


The minibus had been carrying 12 people in total, including three children. The bus driver is believed to have survived.


Umrah is the non-mandatory pilgrimage voyage undertaken by Muslims to Mecca, as declared by the tour operators in Manchester, quite contrary to Hajj.


Earlier reports had asserted that seven tourists were killed in the incident. But then, the Home Office confirmed that six British tourists had died in the collision. This is because the seventh person was not a British national.


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