This allegation, like any allegation involving the wellbeing of young people, is being taken extremely seriously and will be thoroughly investigated as our priority is the safeguarding of young people. We are in the early stages of this inquiry and are working closely with the school and the local authority to establish the circumstances. No arrests have been made at this stage.
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The victims were among 18 people on board the coach which was travelling from Mecca to Medina on Saturday as part of an Umra pilgrimage.
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