Director of Singapore’s Abu Bakar Travel Services, Haji Mohammad Abu Bakar Osman, was on March 20 killed in a bus accident during a Umrah trip to Mecca organised by his family-run travel agency.
He was the only fatality in the accident, which also left several injured, Singapore’s Straits Times reports.
Abu Bakar’s wife, Hajjah Fauziah Alias, 63, was reported to be in the intensive care unit of the King Faisal Hospital with two others.
Expressing his sympathies on Facebook, Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Long said he was “deeply saddened” by the news.
“The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) is working together with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assist the next-of-kin of the deceased, as well as the injured and their families. My deepest sympathies to those involved in this accident.”
According to MUIS, the bus – which was carrying 31 passengers – met with an accident in the early hours of March 20.
Among the bus passengers were Singaporeans and Malaysians on an Umrah pilgrimage organised by Abu Bakar Travel Services. They were due to return home yesterday.