The bus was engulfed in flames, with its windows blown-out
The accident involved a collision between, "a private chartered bus with a heavy vehicle (loader), in Al-Akhal Center in Medina area, resulting in the death (of 35) and the injury of (4) of its passengers," a spokesperson of the Medina police said.
The injured have been transferred to the Al-Hamna Hospital.
Subsequently, an investigation has been launched by the authorities into the matter.
Governor of Mecca expressed condolences; ordered medical support
According to Gulf News, the Governor of Medina region, Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased, and ordered necessary medical assistance to be provided for the injured.
In Islam, the Hajj is an annual pilgrimage to Mecca (Saudi), which every physically and financially capable Muslim is required to carry out at least once in their lifetime. Notably, Mecca is home to the cube-shaped Kabaa, that Muslims pray to, five times every day.