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Five British Umrah pilgrims die in a road accident

Press Release, London 
Tuesday, 12 February, 2013 06:07:00 PM

A national organization working for the welfare of Hajj & Umrah pilgrims, Association of British Hujjaj (pilgrims) UK (A.B.H) expressed its sorrow at the death of five British Umrah pilgrims from the same family in a road accident while they were travelling from Makkah to Madinah.

“We would like to convey our condolences to the deceased’s families, friends and relatives and deepest sympathies. It’s highly regrettable that despite the Saudi Government making every effort to facilitate and to ensure the safety of Pilgrims; tragic incidents are still taking place,” said, Khalid Pervez, General Secretary of Association of British Hujjaj (pilgrims) UK.

In recent years many innocent pilgrims have lost their lives in preventable accidents. Therefore, the Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK strongly urges the relevant authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to enforce strict road safety measures to help and protect the pilgrims. Every effort should be made to make this journey safer for pilgrims by addressing the real cause of these accidents.

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