In a car accident in Saudi Arabia, at least nine Pakistani Umrah pilgrims died and five others were wounded. Women and children are among the martyred.
After doing Umrah, the Pakistani nationals were making their way back to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital.
According to reports, the fatalities include citizens of Pakistan’s Nankana Sahib district’s neighboring villages Islamnagar and Chak 18. In Saudi Arabia, they were staying with their visitor visas.
The martyrs were identified as Zulfikar Ali, Shahbaz Ali son of Muhammad Yunus, Umm Amara, Amaria Bibi wife of Muhammad Tayyab Goraya, Haram Fatima daughter of Muhammad Tayyab, Muhammad Dawood, Abuzar, Tahrim Fatima, and Harim Fatima daughters of Muhammad Shahbaz.
The reason why the car went off the road was not immediately clear.