In the crane collapse accident in Mecca, 9 more Indians have died, taking the total to 11, according to the External Affairs Ministry.
On Friday, more than 100 people had died when a massive construction crane crashed into Mecca’s Grand Mosque, just a days before the annual haj pilgrimage in the country which is attended by millions of people from around the world. There were two Indians among them.
Also, there were 11 Indians were among the scores who were wounded.
Latest casualties are expected to include pilgrims from the Haj Committee of India. Mr Swarup, The ministry said, was extending all help to the families.
Who died earlier, The two Indians have been identified as a couple named Addul Khader and his wife Fatima hailing from Machilipatnam in Krishna district, AP.
According the state government, it is yet to officially inform them and they had got the news from others.
Massive crane part had collapsed as a result of heavy rains and strong winds, according to media reports.
The pilgrimage of Haj one of the largest religious gatherings in the world a had been hit by accidents in the past. Several pilgrims died in such a stampede in 2006.
In Jeddah, authorities from the Indian Consulate have been on the ground and have set up a 24X7 helpline to provide assistance and information.