An accident involving pilgrims to this year’s Hajj has claimed the lives of three Nigerian pilgrims.
The head of Nigeria’s medical team, Ibrahim Kana, who confirmed the development said the accident occurred Friday morning along Madinah to Makkah highway.
“We just received the news that the accident involving our pilgrims occurred at about 120 kilometers from Madinah to Makkah,” he said.
Mr Kana also said a team from Nigeria is on the way to the scene of the accident to meet with those already deployed by Saudi authorities.
He said further information will be provided later.