Update September 13, 2015

Dhaka 7-59 am, 26-February, 2021

‘No Bangladeshi critically injured’

Sumel Sarker


‘No Bangladeshi critically injured’

13 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh foreign ministry on Sunday said that most of the Bangladeshis, who were injured on Friday’s Makkah crane collapse, were released from the hospital after primary treatment.

Even then, none of them was critical.

They were mostly wounded due to stampede after the incident, said a foreign ministry press release.

Moreover, no Bangladeshi national, either Hajj pilgrim or worker, has reportedly been killed in the incident, the release added.

As reported by the Civil Defence Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 107 people have been killed and more than 238 people were injured after a crane toppled over at the Grand Mosque in Makkah in the evening of 11 September.

The antecedents of the dead persons are yet to be available.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent a message of condolence to the King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and also Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, Salman bin Abdulaziz expressing her deep sympathy to the victims and their family members.

Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali has also sent a message to his Saudi counterpart.

Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh, Consulate General in Jeddah and Hajj Office in Makkah are constantly vigilant to immediately address any concern of Bangladeshi pilgrims and expatriate workers, who may fall victim of the tragic incident.

Md. Jahirul Islam, Consul (Hajj), Bangladesh Hajj Office, Makkah (mobile number +966(0)504321527) and Md. Altaf Hossain, First Secretary (Labour), Bangladesh Consulate General, Jeddah (mobile number +966(0) 534455716) may be contacted directly for any help or update in this regard.

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