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35 killed, 4 injured in Saudi traffic accident

35 killed, 4 injured in Saudi traffic accident

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Oct 17, 2019 - 16:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Thirty-five people were killed and another four injured as a passenger bus collided with a truck in the Saudi province of Madina, media reported on Thursday.

The "private chartered bus" carrying 39 pilgrims from Asian and Arab countries crashed into a heavy vehicle in the town of al-Akhal on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

It added the crash happened at around 7pm (16:00 GMT) on the road linking the holy cities of Makkah and Medinainfo-icon.

The injured were transferred to Al-Hamna Hospital, SPA said. The authorities have launched an investigation into the deadly incident.

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