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Egypt repatriates bodies of 3 pilgrims killed in road crash in Saudi Arabia

A pilgrims' bus, carrying 16 Egyptian pilgrims, crashed on a highway on the way to Mecca

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Jan 2021
Cairo Int
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The bodies of three Egyptian pilgrims who died in a road accident in Saudi Arabia were repatriated on Thursday, sources at the Cairo International Airport said.

The sources told Al-Ahram that the bodies, flown from Jeddah airport, were delivered to the families of the victims for burial in their hometown.

The three victims, including a father and a son, hail from the Nile Delta’s Sharqiya governorate.

On Tuesday, Egypt’s foreign ministry said it was following up on a deadly accident which took place after a pilgrims' bus, carrying 16 Egyptian pilgrims, crashed on a highway in the city of Tabouk while on the way to Mecca for Umrah.  

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