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Atleast 35 dead as bus crashes near Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Authorities in Saudi Arabia say 35 pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash near the Muslim holy city of Mecca. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on October 16 that four others were injured in the crash.

The agency, quoting police in Saudi Arabia’s Medina province, said the crash happened on October 16 around 7 p.m. on the road linking Mecca to the city of Medina. It said the chartered bus carried Asian and Arab nationals, without elaborating.

Police were investigating the incident. Authorities gave no immediate cause for the crash.

(This is a developing story)

Source: thehindu.com

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