In a devastating incident in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, eight Pakistani Umrah pilgrims lost their lives due to a fire that broke out in a hotel. The Pakistan Foreign Office confirmed the tragic incident, expressing deep sorrow over the loss of lives. Additionally, six individuals sustained injuries during the unfortunate incident.
Eight Umrah pilgrims from Pakistan tragically lost their lives in a fire incident at a hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The victims, hailing from the districts of Kasur in Punjab and Vehari, were in Makkah to perform Umrah—a holy pilgrimage for Muslims. The deceased include Riaz Gujjar, his wife, his maternal grandfather, his father-in-law, Haji Ashraf, as well as his wife and mother-in-law.
The fire originated on the third floor of a multi-story building located on Ibrahim Khalil Road in Makkah. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, as investigations are underway. The flames quickly spread through the hotel, leading to the loss of precious lives and causing panic among the occupants.
The Pakistan Foreign Office has officially confirmed the deaths of the eight Pakistani pilgrims and expressed deep grief over the incident. Additionally, six other individuals sustained injuries and are receiving medical treatment. Efforts are being made to provide all necessary support to the affected families and to coordinate with the Saudi authorities in managing the aftermath of the tragedy.