WATCH: Disturbing visuals emerged as bus carrying Umrah pilgrims crashed into bridge, 20 killed over 24 injured

At-least 20 people were killed and over 24 injured after a bus carrying Umrah pilgrims burst into flames after crashing into bridge on Monday.

As per Saudi state media Gulf News the accident occurred at around 4 PM in Aqabat Shaar in province.

Reportedly, the bus had departed from Khamis Mushayt was heading to Abha region when the accident happened. The collision happened because of a problem with breaks on the bus. The bus collided with a barrier at the end of a bridge, then overturned and caught fire.

“According to preliminary information that we have now received, the number of deaths in this accident reached 20, and the total number of injuries was approximately 29,” Al Ekhbariya TV reported.

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