Friday, January 13, 2006

Mecca Tragedy - No Malaysian Involved Thus Far

The Star Online reported that at this stage there is no report of any Malaysian hurt.

Malaysian pilgrims were told to perform the ritual only in the evening, while the stampede occurred in the afternoon. However, Dr Azmi Ahmad, the head of the Malaysian Hajj delegation, mentioned that five to 10 Malaysians defied the order and went ahead to perform the ritual after the Zohor prayers.

He also said that they were being identified, and that the Saudi government had promised to issue the list of names of the dead and injured soon after the rescue operation has ended.

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