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At least 20 people died yesterday in Saudi Arabia in a bus accident, DPA reported.

The bus, which overturned and caught fire, was carrying passengers to the holy city of Mecca, including pilgrims on their way to perform Umrah, a minor Muslim pilgrimage.

The accident happened in the southwestern province of Asir and was due to a brake problem.

29 people were injured, according to Saudi state television Al-Ekhbariya.

Most of the passengers are residents of Saudi Arabia and are of various nationalities, according to the media.

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The Umrah pilgrimage can be undertaken at any time of the year, but many prefer to perform it during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began last week.

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