Exterior of Terminal 1 is pictured at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Reuters)
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.