Muscat: A number of Omanis travelling on a bus to perform Umrah are feared dead in Riyadh after their bus met with an accident.
According to the sources, the accident took place in the early hours of Tuesday.
"An accident has happened but we are not sure about the number of causalities. The details emerged so far show that the accident is a big one," an official at Royal Oman Police told Times of Oman.
Meanwhile, the police also added that rumours spreading in social networking sites are not confirmed.
However, pictures circulating on Whatsapp show that the bus has a capacity of carrying 15 passengers.
There are unconfirmed reports that the passengers are from the wilayat of Rustaq.
More details are awaited.