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Hajj 2017: Fire incident near Mina, no casualty reported

Hajj 2017: Fire incident near Mina, no casualty reported
Photo Courtesy: Saudi Gazette

MINA: A fire broke out at a warehouse inside a slaughterhouse complex in Muaisem near Mina on Sunday night, reported Saudi Gazette.

No casualty was reported in the incident, Spokesperson of the Civil Defense general directorate in Haj Col. Abdullah Al-Harthy, said.

Al-Harthy said that Civil Defense operations room received information at 8.25 p.m. about a fire at the warehouse that stocked furniture.

The Civil Defense teams were successful in totally extinguishing the fire and brought the situation totally under control.

Investigation is under way to determine the cause of a blaze, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

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Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Adha holiday as some 2 million Muslim pilgrims carried out the final rites of the annual Haj (Hajj 2017) in Saudi Arabia.

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims made their way toward a massive multi-story complex in Mina to cast pebbles at three large columns. It is here where Muslims believe the devil tried to talk the Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) out of submitting to God’s will.