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Tweets in Arabic, gives condolences to families of Makkah bus tragedy

Indian PM Modi’s Arabic tweet to express condolences to the families of Muslim passengers who died in Makkah Bus accident

New Delhi (Rahnuma) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted in Arabic to express condolences to the families of the 35 Muslim passengers who died in a bus accident near Makkah in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

He tweeted that, “Anguished by the news of a bus crash near Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. Praying for a quick recovery of the injured.”

Local media reports stated that 35 people died on the scene after a horrific accident that occurred on Markaz Al-Akhal, 170 km from Madinah, when the bus, which was carrying 39 pilgrims from Riyadh, collided with a wheel loader while it was on its way from Madinah to Makkah.

All the victims are reported to be from Asian and Arab nationalities.

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