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19 Egyptian pilgrims killed, scores injured

At least 19 people have been killed and 25 injured after a bus filled with Egyptian pilgrims crashed in Saudi Arabia, according to Egyptian media reports.
The bus was carrying 43 Egyptians and a driver whose nationality is not yet known when it overturned, Mena, Egypt’s state news agency, reported. The passengers included two children, Egypt’s tourism ministry said.
The bus is reported to have been travelling on a road between Medina and Mecca at the time of the crash. Pilgrims were performing umrah, a smaller Muslim pilgrimage that, unlike the annual hajj pilgrimage, can be done at any time of the year.
It comes just days after 16 Palestinian pilgrims were killed when their bus crashed in a remote southern area of Jordan on its way from the West Bank to Saudi Arabia.
The Guardian

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