13 Hajj pilgrims injured in minor fire in Makkah
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jeddah, Oct 22: Thirteen people sustained minor injuries when a fire broke out in a nine-storey building in Makkah, housing Hajj pilgrims from India and Myanmar.
Ten fire multi-mission squads controlled the blaze in the limits of one room at the fourth floor of the building last evening and evacuated the pilgrims from India and Myanmar, Saudi News agency SPA reported today.
The Saudi civil defense units successfully rescued 179 other pilgrims. The injured were treated on the spot, it said.
It was not immediately known whether any Indian was among the injured.
Media Spokesman of the Civil Defense Authority Lt Col Abdullah Al-Orabi Al-Harthi said that rescue teams rushed to the scene and immediately began rescue efforts and extinguishing the fire.
The authorities have opened an investigation into the incident.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST
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PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jeddah, Oct 22: Thirteen people sustained minor injuries when a fire broke out in a nine-storey building in Makkah, housing Hajj pilgrims from India and Myanmar. Ten fire multi-mission squads controlled More