DUBAI: At least 310 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a crush at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where some two million people are performing the annual haj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority said.
The crush, in which at least 450 others were injured, took place on Street 204 of the camp city at Mina, a few kilometres east of Mecca, where pilgrims stay for several days during the climax of the haj.
Thursday is also Eid al-Adha, when Muslims slaughter a sheep. It
KUALA LUMPUR - The government is to provide immediate aid to the Malaysian pilgrims who were injured after a crane collapsed on the Grand Mosque in Makkah yesterday, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Malaysian officials in the holy city said six Malaysian pilgrims were injured in the incident which reportedly claimed the lives of 87 worshippers at about 5 pm (10 pm in Malaysia).
At least 184 more people were injured in the incident, reports said.
"I understand that several
BANGKOK - A bomb blast at a popular shrine in Bangkok that killed 22 people including eight foreigners did not match the tactics used by separatist rebels in southern Thailand, the country's army chief said on Tuesday.
Thai Officials have yet to blame any group for the bombing at the Erawan shrine on Monday evening, which the government called a bid to destroy the economy. No one has claimed responsibility.
National police chief Somyot Poompanmuang told reporters the attack was unprecedented
PETALING JAYA: One of the eight Malaysian pilgrims who went missing following a deadly crane crash at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, has been found safe, but four are confirmed dead.
Three other Malaysians remain missing.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said Abdul Muluk Ishak, 71, from Pantai Remis, Perak, had been found unharmed.
Jamil Khir described him as a “forgetful” person who had got lost after Friday prayers.
“He ended up at the
MAKKAH - Six Malaysian haj pilgrims were injured after a crane collapsed on the Grand Mosque here Friday afternoon, killing at least 87 people.
Malaysian haj delegation chief Datuk Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman said one of the Malaysian pilgrim broke a leg, while five others were slightly injured in the incident which occurred about 5 pm local time (10 pm Malaysian time).
He said the injured Malaysian pilgrims were four men and two women.
They were sent to the Tabung Haji (TH) Syisya Medical
KUALA LUMPUR- Officially unveiled on January 29 this year, 'Amy'- the first of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad's (Prasarana) fleet of new six-car Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) for LRT Ampang Line- sets a new milestone today when it rolled through the new extended lines in declaring its readiness to commence operations on October 31 as scheduled.
Carrying key executives of Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana), Pemandu, DBKL and media representatives, 'Amy' rolled into the four new stations- Awan Besar