Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
6 Nigerian pilgrims dead in Saudi crane crash buried

By News Express on 21/09/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,388


Nigeria’s Consul-General to Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Umar said on Sunday that the six Nigerian Pilgrims who died in the September 11 crane crash in Mecca had been buried.

Briefing newsmen in Jeddah, he said the bodies were buried on Sept. 18, in a ‘specially designated cemetery’ in Mecca, where all victims of the crash were also buried.

The consul-general, who led a delegation of the consulate and National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) at the burial, said the bodies were buried after receiving invitation of the Saudi Authority.

He said the consulate and NAHCON officials were fully engaged in the burial arrangement that took place on Friday evening.

He also said that the six Nigerian pilgrims that sustained injuries during the incident had received special attention.

He said some of them had been discharged while others were still in the hospital responding to treatment.

He said consulate had also organised officials of the affected states in the event of pay-out of the money recently announced by Saudi authority for the victims.

Saudi Authority had announced that it would give 1m Riyals --about N53.1m -- to the families of each of the deceased.

Similarly, the authority announced that those who sustained permanent disability would also get the same amount while others with minor injury would get half of the amount.

The consul-general, however, said that the money would be given to relations of the deceased and other victims of the crash.

He said that the Nigerian government was surprised with the kind gesture of King Salman bin Abdulazeez, who donated the money to the families of the affected pilgrims.

Umar assured Nigerians and families of the victims that the money would be delivered to the right persons.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that six Nigerians were among the 111 pilgrims who died during the Sept. 11 crane crash at the Holy Mosque, Ka’aba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Six Nigerians were also among the 321 pilgrims who sustained degrees of injury during the incident. (NAN)

•Photo shows Ka’aba Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

 

Source News Express

Posted 21/09/2015 04:34:13 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
EU commits over €100m to Nigeria’s primary healthcare...

Customs damns senate, launches vehicle duty verification code...

Arsenal goes level at top of Premier League...

Abuja comes under siege from criminals

How FG hopes to fund 2018 budget: Udoma...

New fuel price regime will create additional 200,000...

Oil companies given 2 weeks to quit Niger...

Rivers rerun: INEC investigates staff

Youth soccer: Edo’s future bright, says ex-national coach...

Lecturers down tools in Oyo

Rivers PDP delegates, aspirants protest with coffin in...

Lagos seeks comprehensive strategy to tackle security challenges;...

 

Latest News KONGA ME: A new universal language If President Buhari were a patriot…, By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba Senate versus IGP: Stop this unnecessary show of shame, By Bernard Balogun Catholic priest infected with Ebola Biafra Day: Intimidation won’t stop us — Zionists Human rights lawyer seeks prosecution of killers of Benue Priests •Makes case for Leah Sharibu Lagos moves to resolve online shopping complaints Herdsmen kill 9 in Taraba, Benue $16bn Power Project: Make your findings public, anti-graft network tells Buhari ‘7 wells drilled in Bida Basin show signs of oil’ Army seeks partnership with EFCC to battle economic criminals MOSOP condemns Shell’s resurgence in Ogoniland

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (345,784 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (342,645 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (273,899 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (225,198 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (205,508 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (203,248 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (177,337 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (159,593 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (150,509 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (143,855 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (140,294 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (132,703 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (42) Business & Economy (3,160) Business Verdict (43) Columnists (857) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (498) Features (598) Global Business Monitor (275) International (1,972) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (120) News (35,594) Opinion (973) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,063) Religion (745) Sports (1,517) Stock Watch (29) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement