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Saudi Arabia: Nine killed in pilgrim bus mishap

News Agencies | Updated on: 19 May 2018, 12:31 IST

At least nine people were killed on Friday evening when a bus carrying pilgrims met with an accident in Arabia">Saudi Arabia.

The bus was travelling to Medina from Mecca via Al Hijrah when its "driver lost control" and it "veered off and fell off a bridge on the highway", Geo News reported, citing Arab media. Six of the total injured are in critical condition. The pilgrims were reportedly Asians.

Eighteen other pilgrims sustained multiple injuries - of whom six are in a critical condition. Seven passengers suffered medium injuries and five others are said to be in a stable condition, GDN Online quoted Saudi Red Crescent official spokesman Khalid Al-Sahli, as saying. GDN Online, Gulf Daily News, is an English Daily Newspaper published from Kingdom of Bahrain. (ANI)Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sadananda Gowda on Saturday averred that B. S. Yeddyurappa will remain the Chief Minister of Karnataka for five years.

First published: 19 May 2018, 12:31 IST