New Delhi: At least 35 foreigners, including one Indian, were killed after the bus they were travelling in crashed with an excavator in Saudi Arabia. The passengers include Asian and Arabic nationals. At least 10 were from India.

The accident involved a collision between “a private chartered bus… with a heavy vehicle (loader), in Al-Akhal Center in Madinah area, resulting in the death of (35) and the injury of (4) of its passengers,” a spokesman for Madinah police said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

The crash took place near the Muslim holy city of Mecca.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and condolences to the bereaved families.


The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said it has asked its mission in Jeddah to ascertain details of any Indians involved in the bus crash.