MAKKAH – Tabung Haji (TH) is intensifying efforts to locate six Malaysian haj pilgrims who were reported missing following the collapse of a crane on the Grand Mosque, which claimed over 100 lives, here yesterday.
Head of Malaysian haj delegation Datuk Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman said TH staff had been conducting room-to-room inspections in all six colleges for the Malaysian pilgrims.
“Inspections are also being done in Saudi hospitals as it is possible that the pilgrims (who might be injured) were taken to those hospitals after the tragedy,” he told reporters here.
He said TH team, comprising its patrol, medical and welfare units, had also searched the areas around the Grand Mosque to locate them.
The incident, which resulted from the heavy rain and strong winds in the holy land, reportedly claimed 107 lives and 238 injured.
So far, 10 Malaysian pilgrims were injured in the tragedy.
Those who are still missing are Siti Nurolshlizan Zolkifli, 37 from Tanah Merah, Kelantan; Shahidan Saad, 52, from Kodiang, Kedah; Rohana Ismail, 54, from Kuala Krai, Kelantan; Abdul Habib Lahman , 68, from Sik, Kedah; Zainun Taha, 69, from Ampang, Selangor; and Munah Jusoh, 73, from Cherang Ruku, Kelantan. – BERNAMA