Heavy rain causes flooding in Jeddah
Heavy rainstorms on Wednesday had hampered the start of the annual Muslim event in the city of Mecca.
It quotes officials as saying the deaths had been caused by flooding and collapsed homes. Witnesses said many of the victims were trapped in cars and buses.
Twenty-one of the dead were Saudis and the rest were foreign immigrants resident in the country, said Jeddah civil defence chief Abdullah al-Amri, quoted by the Associated Press.
The floods hit particularly hard in the shantytowns around the city, he added.