On Saturday, following a horrific road accident in Saudi Arabia, four British nationals died and 14 others were left injured, according to The Guardian.

The bus - which was transporting the victims from Mecca to Medina as part of an Umrah pilgrimage - had collided with a fuel tanker, ultimately catching fire.

The trip was organized by UK travel agency Hashim Travel, which confirmed the tragic accident. 

"The coach driver said they were traveling in the opposite direction to the petrol tanker when a car overtook the tanker and he had to move in to the side of the road a little to let it through but then the petrol tanker hit the coach which caught fire," said Gulfaraz Zaman, the agency's director, according to The Independent. 

The agency, which has been providing pilgrimage packages to British Muslims for 20 years, described the incident as "horrendous" and "very distressing".

"If you see the remains of the bus, there's just the metal frame of it that's left," Zaman told the BBC.

Family members of the victims are scheduled to fly out to Saudi Arabia.

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the UK sent his condolences to the families of all those affected by the accident.

"Our prayers are with these families at this tragic time," said Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf, according to Arab News.

The majority of the injured victims were left with "broken legs, broken noses, one person has a brain hemorrhage."

According to The Guardian, five or six people remain hospitalized, suffering from burns and broken limbs.

"My deepest condolences"

A car crash happens every minute in Saudi Arabia

On average, a car accident happens every minute in Saudi Arabia. This equates to more than 460,000 crashes per year.

In 2017 alone, more than 7,000 people died due to car accidents in the kingdom. In 2016, the death toll was higher than 9,000.

Over the last few years, the kingdom has taken a hard look at traffic fatalities. Fines for reckless driving were dramatically increased in 2016 in an effort to deter stunts such as drifting.

While the fine was previously between 1,000 and 2,000 Saudi riyals, the kingdom raised it to a minimum of 20,000 Saudi riyals ($5,332) for first-time offenders.

The fine doubles to 40,000 Saudi riyals for second-time offenders and the car will be impounded for 30 days. 

Third-time offenders will be slapped with a 60,000 Saudi riyal fine and their vehicles face potential permanent confiscation.