Mecca bus accident

Travel agency boss who died was pious, loving

Haji Abu Bakar Osman was killed when the bus he was travelling in crashed in Mecca on Tuesday.
Haji Abu Bakar Osman was killed when the bus he was travelling in crashed in Mecca on Tuesday.

Pious, loving and cheerful - this is how relatives remember Haji Abu Bakar Osman, who died in a bus accident in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, while carrying out his minor pilgrimage or umrah.

The 64-year-old director of Abu Bakar Travel Services - the family-run travel agency behind the trip - was killed when the bus ferrying him and 30 others met with an accident on Tuesday while on the way to the city of Taif.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2018, with the headline 'Travel agency boss who died was pious, loving'. Print Edition | Subscribe