It has been confirmed that six Nigerian pilgrims were killed in the crane accident which took place in a Mosque in Kaabah, Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Friday.
The spokesperson for National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Mr. Uba Mana, confirmed the death of the six Nigerians in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Sunday.
His words: “There are six Nigerians that lost their lives; in Islam, you don’t bring corpses back home. You bury them where they died. Preparations are on the way for their burial as I speak with you now. But I’m sure they will be buried here (Saudi Arabia).”
The News Agency of Nigeria also reported on Sunday that four female pilgrims from Gombe State had been declared missing following the crash. One other female pilgrim got injured during the incident.