Brits bombed in Saudi?

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pp0470

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Two Brits dead in Saudi explosion | The Sun |News

Two Brits have been killed in a bus explosion in Saudi Arabia.

The couple from Birmingham died as the coach made its way from Jeddah Airport to the holy shrine of Mecca, it was reported.

Another 70 passengers – also thought to be from the English city - were injured in the blast.

Mohammed Ajaz, whose brother-in-law witnessed the explosion, said: "He saw it all and said it was a dreadful sight.

"He knows some people on the coach and said everyone on it was from Birmingham."

The Foreign Office have confirmed the death of two British nationals but it is not yet known if it was a terrorist attack
This has been on the sun's website most of the afternoon, but is still not on BBC, Al Jazerra, France24, etc.

Anyone else heard about it?
 
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The BBC website mentioned this some time ago - it looks like the standard-issue Hajj cull of pilgrims which occurs every time, with a spectacular (stampede, fire, terrorist attack, security forces over-reacting to percieved terrorist attack, or combination thereof) every five years or so...


BBC Link
 
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pp0470

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The BBC website mentioned this some time ago - it looks like the standard-issue Hajj cull of pilgrims which occurs every time, with a spectacular (stampede, fire, terrorist attack, security forces over-reacting to percieved terrorist attack, or combination thereof) every five years or so...


BBC Link
Cheers - i'd been looking in the middle east section.

Sad news if it was a fire, but still better than implications of a bomb attack on Haj pilgrims.

p.s. And if the saudi authorities say it was a fire, then a fire it was <extreme sarcasm>
 

Rod924

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Are the talliban attacking Bingo players now?
 
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