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Ten Bangladeshi Umrah pilgrims killed in Saudi road crash

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Published: 20:53, 28 March 2023   Update: 22:15, 28 March 2023
Ten Bangladeshi Umrah pilgrims killed in Saudi road crash

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At least 10 Bangladeshis among 24 people were killed when a bus they were travelling in to perform Umrah in Makkah of Saudi Arabia overturned on Monday (March 27).

Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh revealed the information on Tuesday (March 28). However, the identities of the Bangladesh nationals could not be known till the report was filed.

According to Saudi media, the accident occurred around 4:00pm on Monday on the 14km-long Aqabat Shaar road in the Asir province, as the bus was travelling from Khamis Mushayt to Abha.

The road, according to Saudi Press Agency, cuts through mountains, and has 11 tunnels and 32 bridges. When the bus was making its way down a bridge it underwent a brake failure, which caused it to crash into a barrier at the end of the bridge, overturn and catch fire. About 30 other people were also injured in the accident, according to reports.

Mobarak Hossain/Hasan/AKA