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The ministry of external affairs on Saturday said that two Indians were among the 107 killed in the crane accident at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia.

Photo taken on Sept. 11, 2015 shows the collapsed crane at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca. 87 pilgrims were killed and 201 others were injured when a crane fell on the grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia's Civil Defence authority said Friday. Al Arabiya Television earlier said the crane had fallen because of strong storms. Saudi Arabia has been hit by strong sand storms in the last few days.
Photo taken on Sept. 11, 2015 shows the collapsed crane at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca. 87 pilgrims were killed and 201 others were injured when a crane fell on the grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defence authority said Friday. Al Arabiya Television earlier said the crane had fallen because of strong storms. Saudi Arabia has been hit by strong sand storms in the last few days.

“Our officials from the Indian Consulate in Jeddah have been on the ground and monitoring the situation through the night. Regrettably we have been informed that two Indians have been killed in the unfortunate accident,” officials of the ministry said on their website.

Saudi emergency teams gather inside the Grand Mosque of Saudi Arabia's holy Muslim city of Mecca after a construction crane crashed into it, on Sept. 11, 2015. 87 pilgrims were killed and 201 others were injured when a crane fell on the grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia's Civil Defence authority said Friday. Al Arabiya Television earlier said the crane had fallen because of strong storms. Saudi Arabia has been hit by strong sand storms in the last few days
Saudi emergency teams gather inside the Grand Mosque

The statement also added that 15 Indians have been injured and were being treated in various hospitals.

“These include 11 from the Haj Committee of India and four from private tour operators,” officials said.

The mission has published its 24/7 helpline (00966125458000/00966125496000) and toll free number (8002477786 for pilgrims within the kingdom), the statement said.

 A file photo taken on November 3, 2013 shows an aerial view of the Clock Tower and the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca. 87 pilgrims were killed and 201 others were injured when a crane fell on the grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia's Civil Defence authority said Friday. Al Arabiya Television earlier said the crane had fallen because of strong storms. Saudi Arabia has been hit by strong sand storms in the last few days.
A file photo taken on November 3, 2013 shows an aerial view of the Clock Tower and the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca. 87 pilgrims were killed and 201 others were injured when a crane fell on the grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defence authority said Friday. Al Arabiya Television earlier said the crane had fallen because of strong storms. Saudi Arabia has been hit by strong sand storms in the last few days.
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