Mecca Crane Crash: 4 Nigerians Missing, 1 Injured

Mecca Crane Crash: 4 Nigerians Missing, 1 Injured

Four female pilgrims from Gombe state have been declared missing following Friday’s crane crash at the Holy Ka’aba Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Report from News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN), states that one other female pilgrim got injured during the incident.

Mecca Crane Crash: 4 Nigerians Missing, 1 Injured

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The state Amirul-Hajj, Alhaji Abdullahi Mai-Kano, disclosed this while sympathising with the state pilgrims in Mecca over the mishap, on Sunday.

Mai-Kano said that the four pilgrims were from Akko, Dukku and Nafada local governments areas of the state.

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He said the other faithful sustained injury in her head, but had been treated and discharged.

The four pilgrims were declared missing after a thorough verification and bed checking in the three houses accommodating the state pilgrims.

On September 11, a huge red construction crane crashed through the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca . At least 107 people were reportedly killed while over 230 sustained injuries.


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