Bilques Hayat, Mohammed Isshaq, Shaukat Ali Hayat, Abida Hayat and Saira Zenub all died in the crash
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Taxi crash kills Newport family of five in Saudi Arabia

Five members of a family from Newport have been killed in a taxi crash while on a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Shaukat Ali Hayat, 56, his wife Abida, 47, eldest son Mohammed Isshaq, 33, daughter Saira Zenub and Mohammed's heavily pregnant wife, Bilques.

One-year-old Mohammed Eisa Daniel survived the incident on Friday.

A Foreign Office spokesman said consular assistance was being provided to relatives.

Jordan Davies reports.

  • 11 Feb 2013
  • From the section Wales