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Three Hyderabadi Pilgrims Injured in Mecca Crane Crash

Telangana State Haj Committee on Saturday informed that three Haj pilgrims from Hyderabad were injured in the crane crash at the Grand Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Published: 13th September 2015 03:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2015 05:25 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  Telangana State Haj Committee on Saturday informed that three Haj pilgrims from Hyderabad were injured in the crane crash at the Grand Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The accident occured at the Hram-e-Shareef Friday evening ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, said Prof S A Shukoor, special officer of Telangana State Hajj Committee.

As per the latest reports, at least 107 people, including 2 Indians, have been killed and hundreds sustained injuries. He said that one of the three pilgrims Shaik Mujeeb (38) was undergoing treatment at the hospital and his condition is slated to be stable. He would be discharged by tonight, revealed Shukoor.

Two other pilgrims Mohammed Hameed and Anees Khatoon, were treated as outpatients and discharged post treatment. 

As per the reports reaching Hajj Committee of India, 15 Indian pilgrims were injured in the accident and were undergoing treatment at various local hospitals. No pilgrim has sustained grievous injuries, added the special officer.

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