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India issues helpline numbers for Mecca Haj tragedy

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New Delhi: India on Saturday released helpline numbers for the crane crash tragedy in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, this morning tweeted the helpline numbers.

The 24X7 helpline numbers to reach the Indian mission in Saudi Arabia are:

00966125458000

00966125496000

A toll-free number for pilgrims in the Saudi Kingdom has also been set up. It is:

8002477786

Update from Makkah. Our 24*7 Mission helpline no: 00966125458000 00966125496000 Toll free number for pilgrims in Kingdom: 8002477786

Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 12, 2015

At least 107 people died, including two Indians, when a massive construction crane crashed into Mecca’s Grand Mosque, just days before the annual haj pilgrimage. Scores others, incuding 15 Indians, were also injured.