According to a report, a bus carrying thirty-nine passengers from Riyadh to Makkah met an unfortunate accident near Madinah. It has been reported that 35 passengers out of total 39 lost their lives. Initial reports indicate that the deceased also include a certain number of Pakistani nationals. Of the four (4) survivors, there is one Pakistani named Mr. Akbar, who is seriously injured. The Pakistan Consulate General in Jeddah has established contact with him and is in touch with the concerned Saudi authorities and staff of the King Fahad Hospital, Madinah to ascertain details of casualties of Pakistani nationals.

The Mission has deputed following contact persons:

i. Mr. Majid Hussain Memon,
CWA Consulate Jeddah 00966-532347340

ii. Mr. Tariq Mehmod, Director (Hajj),
Madinah 00966-583723184, 00966-580903349

iii. Mr. Abdul Shakoor Sheikh,
CWA, Pak Embassy, Riyadh 00966-552773332.

The afore-mentioned officials can be contacted for information/ facilitation.

17 October 2019

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