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Bus accident injures 31 Pakistani Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Karachi , Sun, 16 Oct 2011 ANI

Karachi, Oct 16(ANI): A bus carrying 40 Pakistani Haj pilgrims had an accident while travelling from Makkah to Madina, injuring 31 passengers.


This was stated in a message received from Saudi Arabia from Director General Haj, Syed Abu Ahmad Akif, the Dawn reports.


It said that 31 intending Haj pilgrims sustained injuries in the October 15 accident and were admitted to hospitals, where their condition has been described as stable.


The pilgrims belonged to Sialkot, and the place of accident is stated to be Vadi Furra, located about 120 kms short of Madina.


Upon receiving the report from a Pakistani resident in Saudi Arabia who was travelling behind the bus, the Pakistan Haj Mission immediately contacted one of the passengers in the bus on his cell phone and inquired about the condition of the pilgrims and dispatched a team led by Deputy Director Haj from Madina.


The team comprised doctors of the Haj Medical Mission, including two surgical specialists. (ANI)


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