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Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 14:52
Update: No Sri Lankans injured or killed due to the stampede in Mecca
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The Foreign Affairs Ministry stated that no report has reached so far whether any Sri Lankans are among the dead or the injured after hundreds of pilgrims killed in a stampede outside Mecca.

Acting Media Director of the foreign ministry Sathya Rodrigo said however the Sri Lanka Embassy in Saudi Arabia is taking measure to find out whether any Sri Lanka Hajj pilgrims are receiving treatment at hospitals after the stampede.

The death toll of the stampede of Meena which occurred five kilo meters away from Mecca has now risen to 717.




Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 14:53
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150 devotees who have gone to Mecca to celebrate Hajj have been crushed to death.

It is reported that 400 are injured.

Expect more news on this incident…






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