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Five Busses Collided in Saudi Arabia; 6 Killed, 81 Injured

Five Busses Collided in Saudi Arabia; 6 Killed, 81 Injured

Five buses collided into each other on Madinah-Qassim highway in Saudi Arabia, on the night of May 27th. Around 200 passengers were present in the 5 buses. Six people lost their lives in the crash while another 81 sustained injuries of various intensities. The cause of crash remains under investigation.

Bus Overturns in Saudi Arabia; 19 Egyptian Pilgrims Killed, 25 Injured

Bus Overturns in Saudi Arabia; 19 Egyptian Pilgrims Killed, 25 Injured

A bus overturned on the road connecting the cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, on July 2nd. The bus was taking Egyptian pilgrims from Mecca to Medina at the time. At least 19 people died in the accident while 25 others sustained injuries. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Two Bangladeshis Killed after Bus Crashes in Saudi Arabia

Two Bangladeshis Killed after Bus Crashes in Saudi Arabia

A minibus collided with a lorry in Kuraida, 1,400km north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on June 28th. The accident happened when the bus was transporting workers from Taif back to Riyadh. Two Bangladeshi citizens were killed in the accident while five others were injured. The deceased were identified as 28-year-old Alauddin Sabbir and 27-year-old [...]

Bus Carrying Pilgrims Falls into Ditch in Saudi Arabia; 4 Killed, 45 Injured

Bus Carrying Pilgrims Falls into Ditch in Saudi Arabia; 4 Killed, 45 Injured

A bus fell into a ditch on kilo 90 highway near Madinah, Saudi Arabia, on May 6th. The accident happened when the bus was transporting Umrah pilgrims. Four pilgrims were killed in the accident while 45 others were injured. The injured were shifted to hospitals.

Bus Carrying Pilgrims Turns Over in Saudi Arabia; 19 Killed, 22 Injured

Bus Carrying Pilgrims Turns Over in Saudi Arabia; 19 Killed, 22 Injured

A passenger bus turned over on Hijra Road near the cities of Jeddah and Medina, Saudi Arabia, on the morning of March 19th. The bus was carrying Egyptian pilgrims who had come to perform Umrah (minor-pilgrimage) when it turned over. At least 19 people were killed in the crash while 22 suffered injuries of varying intensities. The injured [...]

5 Bangladeshis Killed, 2 Injured in Makkah Road Crash

5 Bangladeshis Killed, 2 Injured in Makkah Road Crash

A minibus lost control and crashed into another passenger vehicle on Al Hijra Street in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, at around 9 a.m. on October 22. The accident happened when the minibus was transporting 7 Bangladeshi construction workers to their work site. Five workers were killed in the accident while 2 others sustained injuries. The deceased [...]

Researchers Develop Robotic Pipeline Leakage Detection System

Researchers Develop Robotic Pipeline Leakage Detection System

A team of researchers from MIT and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia have developed an innovative robotic system which can detect gas leaks. This system has been designed with a capability of quickly and precisely detecting gas leaks by monitoring the changes in pressure alongside the pipelines. The system [...]

Report Says Track Theft Not Responsible

Report Says Track Theft Not Responsible

What: Dammam-Ridyadh Passenger train Where: Saudi Arabia When: June 27 (June 11) Who: 332 passengers, 35 injured Why: The report on the accident concluded that theft of the track was not involved. The reasons for the accident have not yet been published. The injured were transported to in Ridyadh hospitals.

Train Derails, Over 300 aboard, 35 Injured

Train Derails, Over 300 aboard, 35 Injured

What: Train en route from Dammam to Riyadh. Where: Saudi Arabia When: June 27, 2012 Who: 35 injured Why: Thirty-five passengers were injured when a train derailed on the only passenger line in Saudi Arabia. The locomotive and three cars flipped 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Riyadh. One of the injured was flown by helicopter to [...]

13 Syrian Pilgrims Die in Bus

13 Syrian Pilgrims Die in Bus

What: Bus carrying Syrian pilgrims en route from Jordan to Mecca Where: Al-Jouf When: Mar 10 2011 Who: 13 fatalities, 16 injured Why: The pilgrims were in a bus driven by a Lebanese driver when the bus was traveling on Tabarjil road, and collided with a truck carrying food. The injured were taken to hospitals. This is the third incident [...]