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Six Britons die in crash on way back from Mecca

By Ben Philip and Scott D'Arcy

Four members of the same family, including a two-month-old baby boy, have been killed in a minibus crash in Saudi Arabia as they returned from a pilgrimage to Mecca.

The family, believed to be from Manchester, died in the incident near Medina on Wednesday with another couple from Glasgow.

They have been named locally as Mohammed Khursheed and his wife, Noshina Ahmed, their two-month-old grandson Adam Anis and Mrs Ahmed's sister Rabia.

Glasgow Central Mosque named the Scottish victims as Mohammad and Talat Aslam, parents of five, from the Newlands area of the city.

The Foreign Office said it was supporting the families of the six victims and helping others who were injured in the crash.

The group had just completed Umrah, a pilgrimage to Mecca, said Glasgow Central Mosque.

Umrah is a pilgrimage made at any time of year, differing from the annual Hajj, which is seen as a mandatory religious duty.

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