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BerichtOnderwerp: Indonesian Death Toll From Collapsed Crane in Mecca Hits 10   ma 14 sep 2015 - 6:46

The Jakarta Globe, 13 Sep. 2015

Jakarta. The number of Indonesian pilgrims who were killed when a crane collapsed at Mecca's Grand Mosque reportedly reached 10 on Monday.

Authorities have found and identified three more bodies of Indonesian nationals, said Arsyad Hidayat, head of the Religious Affairs Ministry's Mecca office.

The victims were identified as Sriyana Marjosihono, Masadi Saiman Tarimin, and Siti Rukayah Abdu Samad.

"We've deployed teams from the pilgrims protection and medical divisions to conduct visits, monitor hospitals and morgues," Arsyad said as quoted by news portal

More than 40 Indonesian pilgrims were injured from the fatal incident, which took place on Friday, killing at least 107 people.

Ten Indonesians have been released from hospitals in Saudi Arabia.

On Friday, stormy winds knocked over the crane which collapsed onto one of Islam's holiest shrines in Mecca. Local government has said that bad weather is expected to continue until Tuesday.

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