Thai pilgrim killed in Mecca crane tragedy, two missing


The tragedy, which took place days ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage, claimed 108 lives and wounded more than 230 others.

A third statement by the Office of Haj Affairs of Thailand, issued at 1am yesterday, said it and the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Jeddah had been |trying to locate three Thais |at hospitals in Mecca who |had been missing since the tragedy.

They later found the body of Thai Wanida Sadi, 48, from Bangkok at the Al-Muaisim morgue, so they will contact her relatives and the Saudi Arabian authorities to proceed on burial and the issuing of a death certificate.

Vira, citing an update from the head of the Religious Affairs Department Kritsayapong |Siri, said Thai officials and their Saudi Arabian counterparts |were looking for two missing Thais.

On Saturday, the ministry reported that two Thais were among the injured: Maeyoh Taemo, 47, a woman from Pattani; and Sama-ae Shazu, 48, a man from Yala, both of whom were later handed over to a medical team at the Royal Thai Embassy.

The Religious Affairs Department has set up two numbers - 094-9520668 and 094-9158257 - for relatives to inquire about Thai pilgrims in Mecca.