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Two Indians among 107 dead in crane crash at Mecca's Grand Mosque: MEA


Two Indians among 107 dead in crane crash at Mecca's Grand Mosque: MEA

Bhopal, Sep 12 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Saturday said that two Indians were killed and 15 others were injured in the crane crash at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. He added that the Ministry is in touch with the Indian Consulate in Jeddah and that the consulate has opened the helpline number for the victims.

The incident happened when a huge crane crashed into a part of the grand mosque that was filled with worshippers at the time. According to head of Saudi Arabia's civil defence, strong winds and heavy rains caused the collapse.

The incident occurred as thousands of Muslims gather from all over the world for the annual Haj pilgrimage set to begin later this month.

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