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Saudi Arabia: 35 killed, 4 injured in bus crash near Medina; PM Modi condoles deaths


At least 35 people were killed and four others injured in a bus accident in the west of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, local media reported.

Citing a police spokesperson, SPA news agency said that the bus had crashed into a heavy vehicle in the settlement of Al Akhal in the Medina region, reported Sputnik.

The police added that there were citizens of several Arab and Asian countries inside the bus.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief on the loss of the lives due to a bus accident.

Expressing condolences to the families of those who died, Modi tweeted, “Anguished by the news of a bus crash near Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. Praying for a quick recovery of the injured.”

An investigation into the matter has been initiated.

(With ANI inputs)

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