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Saudi bus crash: 35 killed, four injured near Medina

Baku, October 17, AZERTAC

A passenger bus carrying pilgrims crashed into a heavy vehicle loader near the city of Medina, according to aljazeera.com.

Thirty-five people have been killed and four injured after a passenger bus collided with a truck in the Saudi province of Medina, a police spokesman said. The "private chartered bus", carrying 39 pilgrims from Asian and Arab countries, collided with a "heavy vehicle" in the town of al-Akhal on Wednesday, the spokesman was quoted by official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) as saying.

The agency said the crash happened around 7pm (16:00 GMT) on the road linking Mecca to the city of Medina. The injured have been transferred to Al-Hamna Hospital, SPA added, and authorities have launched an investigation.

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