Hajj 2017: Fire Breaks Out In Mecca Hotel

A fire broke out in a hotel in the Saudi city of Mecca, which alarmed the annual hajj pilgrimage, the civil defence service said on Monday.

Civil defence spokesman, Nayef al-Sharif, said no casualties were reported in the fire, which was sparked by a faulty air cooling unit on the eighth floor of a hotel in the Azaziyah district of Mecca.

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Sharif said all 600 residents, most of whom had come from Turkey and Yemen for the hajj pilgrimage, were evacuated and had since returned to the hotel

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