A return drive from Makkah after performing Umrah became the last journey for four members of a Kashmiri family who met with an accident, 50 km from the holy city.
Three of them died on the spot, while one of them lost the battle for life while undergoing treatment at a hospital.
Bashir Ahmad Mir, 40, a native of Banpora Batamaloo, Srinagar, was returning with his family members from Makkah after performing Umrah. Their vehicle overturned after he lost control on the Makkah-Madinah Expressway on Thursday afternoon.
Bashir, his father Muhammad Siddique Mir, and daughter Maryam died at the scene, whereas his wife died later in the night.
His mother and another child, who sustained multiple injuries, are undergoing treatment in a Jeddah hospital and are reported to be in critical condition.
Bashir was working as a HR manager in Alkhobar-based Saudi KAD and brought his family on a visa to the Kingdom for Umrah, one of his friends told Arab News on Friday.