Six Britons have been killed and several others injured in a minibus crash in Saudi Arabia.

The group were on pilgrimage to the Islamic holy city of Mecca when they were involved in they were killed in the accident on Wednesday.

The fatalities included four members from a family from Levenshulme, near Manchester, and a couple from Glasgow.

The couple from Glasgow have been named by Glasgow Central Mosque as Mr Mohammad Aslam and Mrs Talat Aslam, who are survived by five children.

The mosque said that the group had completed their pilgrimage, or Umrah, and were travelling to visit the Al-Masjid an-Nabawī mosque in Medina, which was originally built by the Prophet Mohammad, when the accident occurred.

The Foreign Office said consular assistance was being provided to relatives.


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