The accident scene in which five Kuwaitis were killed while visiting the southern Iraqi city of Karbala.

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2, (KUNA): Five Kuwaiti citizens were killed and 13 others injured during a road accident while visiting the southern Iraqi city of Karbala, said Kuwaiti Ambassador to Iraq Salem Al-Zamanan Thursday.

Speaking to KUNA, Ambassador Al-Zamanan said that a bus, transporting the Kuwaiti nationals, had toppled over while on the road between Basra city and Al-Nasseriya.

The Ambassador added that those injured in the accident were taken to hospitals in the city of Al-Nasseriya for treatment. He indicated that the Foreign Ministry of Kuwait had instructed a number of Kuwaiti diplomats to head to the city to follow up on the situation and check on those who were injured in the incident.