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Six members of Bahraini family die in accident.

Summary: Five other injured members transferred to hospitals

Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief

Manama: Six members of a Bahraini family have died in a tragic road accident in southern Saudi Arabia.

According to local reports, the father, Ali Al Hamri, his wife and their children were killed in the accident that occurred on Friday evening in Al Sulail, near Wadi Al Dawaser and about 600 kilometres from the capital Riyadh.

The family reportedly lives in Hala in Muharraq, Bahrain's second largest island.

One of the victims is an outstanding student at Istiqlal Girls' High School.

In Manama, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said there were five people injured in the accident as well and that it was coordinating with the Bahraini embassy in Riyadh "in order to provide all necessary facilities and procedures."

The ministry in a brief statement offered its condolences to the family.

Bahraini families regularly use the 25-kilometre King Fahd Causeway to drive into Saudi Arabia where they visit their relatives, tour various areas of the vast kingdom or engage in shopping.

Several Bahrainis also use the terrestrial link to drive to Makkah, almost 1,200 kilometres away, to perform Umrah.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
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Date:Jul 1, 2018
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