20 Umrah pilgrims were killed and 29 injured in a bus accident in southwestern Saudi Arabia. A bus carrying pilgrims from Al-Asir Province to Makkah Al-Mukarrama met with an accident, killing 20 Umrah pilgrims on the spot.
It is known that a bus carrying Umrah passengers collided with a bridge and overturned and caught fire instantly. At least 20 people were killed and about 29 seriously injured in the accident in Aqaba Shar area of Asir province.
State TV Al-Ekhbariya reported that the accident happened around 4 pm on Monday. The bus was heading towards Makkah from Khamis Mushayet in Aqaba Shar area of Asir province.
According to reports, the bus collided with a bridge after a brake problem, causing the bus to overturn and catch fire. Meanwhile, the nationalities of those killed in the accident are yet to be known.