The injury Wednesday included a collision involving”a personal chartered bus… using a heavy automobile (loader)” close to the western Saudi Arabian town, a spokesman for Medina police explained, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
Individuals included were Arab and Asian pilgrims, per local press, who carried images of this bus engulfed in flames and its windows blown out.
The wounded have been moved to Al-Hamna Hospital, SPA additional, and police have launched an investigation.
The injury comes after four British pilgrims were killed and 12 others hurt in Saudi Arabia if their bus collided with a gas tanker in April 2018. They had been on their way into the sacred city of Mecca.
As part of attempts to increase its oil-dependent market, the ultra-conservative kingdom wishes to cultivate a yearlong spiritual tourism industry that includes countless pilgrims.
Up until the past month, the nation just issued visas to Muslim pilgrims, overseas employees and lately to audiences at sporting or cultural events, but tourists are now permitted to see within their driveway to prepare the largest Arab market for a post-oil era.
Back in September 2015, a stampede killed around 2,300 worshippers — comprising countless Iranians — at the worst disaster ever to hit the Hajj yearly pilgrimage.
Before that month, 100 individuals were killed when a building crane toppled to a courtyard of Mecca’s Grand Mosque.