Britons among Saudi road crash dead
A number of Britons have died in a serious road crash in Saudi Arabia.
Those killed on were from Blackburn and Preston and travelling from Mecca on an Umra pilgrimage.
Lancashire-based Hashim Travel said that on Saturday the coach was hit by a fuel tanker which then caught fire and set the bus alight.
A Foreign Office (FCO) spokesman confirmed there were UK fatalities among the victims.
The spokesman said: "We are supporting the British families of those who have died and those injured following a serious road traffic accident near the town of Al Khalas, Saudi Arabia."
The travel firm said relatives of those who have died - who it said were a man, a woman and a mother and son - had been informed.
It is understood that a young child is among the injured.
The crash happened at the start of their five-hour road trip from Mecca to Medina, near the town of Al Khalas.
Al Khalas is a settlement roughly 30 miles north of the holy site of Mecca.