In the first accident, one Egyptian citizen – Mohamed Saeed Ibrahim – died while 12 other Egyptians were injured in a road accident when their bus veered off the road on the Al-Hijrah highway between Mecca and Al-Madinah on Friday.
They were in Saudi Arabia to carry out the Omrah pilgrimage.
The ministry added that the injured Egyptians all received treatment and had been discharged from hospitals except for one who is still receiving treatment.
The Egyptian consulate in Jeddah is closely following the condition of the injured in cooperation with Saudi authorities.
According to Saudi authorities, a total of eight pilgrims were killed and another 51 injured in the accident. They added the bus was carrying mostly Egyptian and Sudanese pilgrims.
The Egyptian foreign ministry also announced that an Egyptian couple passed away in a separate road accident on Friday. The Egyptian Consulate finalised all the procedures and arrangements so the couple would be buried at the famous Al-Baqi cemetery in Medina according to their families’ wishes.
Located in Medina, Al-Baqi cemetery has a high significance among many Muslims as many of Prophet Mohamed (PBHU)’s relatives and companions were buried there.