Evacuation of over 600 Pilgrims After Fire Breaks out in Mecca Hotel

Yesterday, a fire broke out in a 15-storey hotel occupied by 600 Turkish and Yemeni pilgrims in Aziziyah neighborhood, located in Mecca (KSA). Thanks to civil defense teams and disaster risk reduction procedures, no casualties have been reported.

 

Via Arab News

 

The Saudi Press Agency quoted a spokesman for the Saudi Civil Defense General Department in Mecca, Major Naif Al-Sharif, saying that “civil defense teams controlled the fire that broke out in an air conditioning unit on the eighth floor.” Al-Sharif further noted that an investigation team has already started to identify the causes of the incident.

 

Via: Arab News

 

He also added “All of the hotel’s guests were evacuated as a precautionary procedure, by rescue teams while the fire was being put out. The situation was brought under control, and there were no casualties reported.

 

 

WE SAID THIS: We are so relieved to learn that there are no casualties.

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Mohamed is a political science graduate. He’s half Egyptian/half Bahraini, born in Dubai. He’s really passionate about travelling, philosophy, politics, and movies. He’d always choose to live in the Shire, study in Hogwarts, and die in Westeros

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