FIVE members of a British family on pilgrimage to Mecca have been killed in a car crash in Saudi Arabia – with a one-year-old boy the only survivor.
Three generations of the Welsh family had been travelling to the holy city before a family wedding when their taxi struck a bridge.
The victims, from Newport, were named as Shaukat Ali Hayat (56), his wife Abida (47), their daughter Saira Zenub, eldest son Mohammed Isshaq (33), and his pregnant wife, Bilques (31). It is believed Mohammed Eisa Daniel, son of Mohammed and Bilques, was the only survivor. Reports say he was found among the wreckage being cradled in the arms of his dying grandfather. (© Independent News Service)