A Nigerian pilgrim from Kaduna State, Adamu Kargi, is among the 107 people killed in the crane collapse at holy site of Ka’aba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Friday.
The spokesperson of the Kaduna State Task Force on Hajj, Saidu Adamu, said on Sunday in Mecca that the National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, has confirmed the death of the Nigerian pilgrim.
“NAHCON has confirmed the death of one Alhaji Adamu Shuaibu Kargi from Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State among the 107 killed as a result of the collapse of a crane due to strong wind storm in the Holy Mosque in Mecca,” Mr. Adamu said.
Earlier on Sunday, the Gombe State Amirul-Hajj, Abdullahi Mai-Kano, said four female pilgrims from Gombe State were missing after the incident.
Mr. Mai-Kano said that the four pilgrims were from Akko, Dukku and Nafada local governments areas of the state.
Authorities in Saudi Arabia had earlier on Saturday confirmed that 107 people died in the tragedy.
The spokesperson for the Presidency on the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Ahmad Al-Mansouri, said at “least 107 people were dead and another 238 were injured.”