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    In a devastating turn of events, five Indian pilgrims, including two from Hyderabad, lost their lives while on their way to Umrah near Riyadh. The group was traveling in a bus when it collided with a truck, resulting in the tragic incident. The deceased were identified as Mohammed Abdul Khader (65), his wife Naseema Begum (60), Mohammed Abdul Khader’s brother-in-law Abdul Raheem (58), and two other relatives. The news has left the Indian community in shock and mourning.

    The incident occurred on the morning of 30th October 2021, near the Al Majma’ah region, approximately 120 km north of Riyadh. The group was on their way to perform Umrah, a pilgrimage to Mecca that is considered one of the holiest journeys in Islam. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but initial reports suggest that the bus driver may have lost control of the vehicle due to speeding.

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    The Indian Embassy in Riyadh has offered its condolences to the families of the deceased and is providing all necessary assistance to them. The embassy has also been in touch with the local authorities to ensure that the bodies are repatriated to India at the earliest. The incident is a stark reminder of the importance of road safety, especially during the pilgrimage season when thousands of people travel to Mecca and Medina. It is essential for pilgrims to exercise caution and follow traffic rules to avoid such tragic incidents.

    In conclusion, the loss of five Indian pilgrims on their way to Umrah near Riyadh is a heartbreaking incident that has left their families and the Indian community in mourning. While investigations are ongoing, it is crucial for all travelers, especially during the pilgrimage season, to prioritize road safety and follow traffic rules. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased during this difficult time. May they find strength and solace in this hour of grief.

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