Saudi bus crash kills 10 Pakistani pilgrims

Published Jun 20, 2010 12:00am

The group was on an umrah, or minor pilgrimage, to the holy cities. — Photo by AFP

RIYADH Ten Pakistani Muslim pilgrims were killed and 25 injured, including women and children, when their bus crashed north of the holy city of Makkah, Saudi media reported on Sunday.

The bus carrying the pilgrims overturned on the highway between the holy cities of Makkah and Medina near Khulais, about 80 kilometres north of Jeddah, according to reports.

The group was on an umrah, or minor pilgrimage, to the holy cities.

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