1 Singaporean killed, several injured in bus accident in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

1 Singaporean killed, several injured in bus accident in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Muslims pray at the Grand mosque ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Aug 29, 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
SINGAPORE: One Singaporean was killed and a number of people injured after a bus carrying 31 passengers met with an accident while travelling in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, said the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) on Tuesday (Mar 20). In a media statement, MUIS said it understands that the passengers are pilgrims managed by local travel agency Abu Bakar Travel Services.Most of the passengers are believed to be Singaporeans, it added. The injured have been taken to hospitals in Mecca to receive medical attention.
"MUIS is working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to render assistance to those affected. Our Consul-General in Jeddah has visited the injured at the King Faisal Hospital, and the Singapore Consulate in Jeddah will continue to provide the necessary support to the injured and their families, as well as to the deceased and his next of kin." 
MUIS would like to express our deepest sympathies to all the pilgrims affected in the accident and is reaching out to their next of kin to provide the necessary support, it added. 
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