Saudi news agency SPA reported that the accident involved a collision between a “private chartered bus” and a heavy vehicle.
The accident claimed the lives of 35 foreign pilgrims from Arab and Asian countries.
The bus was carrying 39 passengers, four of whom sustained injuries during the accident.
Police have opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the accident.
The death of the 35 pilgrims is not the first time a road accident has led to tragedy for pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. In April 2018, four British pilgrims died after a bus collided with a fuel tanker. Twelve other people were injured during the incident.