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Two pilgrims from Macchlipatnam Die in Mecca Crash

Published: 14th September 2015 04:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2015 04:13 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:Two Telugu pilgrims, who were reported missing after the disastrous crane crash accident at the Grand Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, during the Hram-e-Shareef Friday evening ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, were found dead in a local hospital Sunday.

Telangana State Hajj Committee on Sunday informed that both belonged to Macchlipatnam in Krishna District of  Andhra Pradesh and died in the accident that occurred at the Hram-e-Shareef in Mecca.

The two pilgrims Abdul Qader, 38, and his wife Fatima Begum ,32, went on pilgrimage along with two others on September 6, from Hyderabad embarcation Point. Leaving their relatives in the hotel in Mecca, they had gone to perform Umrah on Friday evening, when the crane collapsed.

“As they did not return, we registered a missing person complaint. It was only Sunday that their identity was established and they were declared dead by Saudi Authorities. One of their relatives Abdul Muqeet was also in Mecca and he has identified the bodies,” informed Prof S A Shukoor, special officer, Telangana State Hajj Committee.

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