Fire drives 1,500 to leave Makkah resort

Fire drives 1,500 to leave Makkah resort


MAKKAH: A fire induced some 1,500 individuals from their resort in Makkah of thousands assembled for Haj, the as hundreds civil defence department said.

Four Yemeni pilgrims suffered slight injuries after the pre-morning fire in the 15-storey resort, state news agency SPA quoted the section as saying.

The guests of the resort are among close to two million people from all over the world anticipated for the pilgrimage.

Pilgrims were evacuated from their highrise resort in Makkah fire broke out.

The pilgrimage is virtually episode-free for the previous decade when a building crane dropped on the Grand Mosque in Makkah, but 108 people perished earlier this month.