Two Hyderabadi women were among those who were killed in crane tragedy at Grand Mosque in Makkah.
Two Hyderabadi women pilgrims who went on a pilgrimage to Makkah were among the victims who were killed in the crane accident in Saudi Arabia.
As many as 100 pilgrims were killed when a huge crane fell at the Grand mosque at Makkah n Friday.
Out of the victims killed 11 were from India and among the 11 two women were from Hyderabad.
The two victims of Hyderabad are identified as Shameen Bano and Khader Bee who went Haj tour from a private travels Fazal tours.
It was learnt that two other victims identified as Abdul Khader and his wife Fatima Begum hailing from Machilipatnam of Andhra Pradesh were also among those who died.
The photos of 108 who were killed in the tragedy were displayed by the Saudi Authorities. 83 missing cases were registered with the Indian Mission. Ten persons out of 83 were still missing.
The Indian consulate general in Jeddah confirmed that nine missing Indians were identified by their relatives on Sunday as Mohammed Abdul Khader and Fatima Begum (Andhra Pradesh), Shameem Banu and Khader Bee (Telangana), Tabassum (Punjab) and Mohammed Hanif (Uttar Pradesh), Hassan Kharaj (Jammu and Kashmir), Zakira Begum (Karnataka), Zafar Sheikh (Maharashtra).
The external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that the Indian mission in Jeddah was extending all possible assistance to the families of the 11 deceased pilgrims to complete the formalities in Makkah.
The Indian mission has published helpline numbers which are available 24/7 – 00966125458000, 00966125496000 and toll free number 8002477786 for pilgrims within Saudi Arabia.
The Haj rituals will begin on September 21 and this time over 136,000 pilgrims from India will be performing Haj.
A total of 5,436 pilgrims left from Hyderabad embarkation point through the Haj Committee which included 2,963 from Telangana, 1,819 from Andhra Pradesh and 654 from Karnataka.