Press release

President Michel extends condolences to Saudi Arabia following tragic deaths of pilgrims to Mecca

September 25, 2015

Shortly after the tragedy of a crane crashing into a crowd of pilgrims in Mecca killing and injuring many, an incident at Mina during the hajj pilgrimage has claimed the lives of over seven hundred people.

In the wake of this tragedy, in a message to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,  President James Michel has extended his heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Seychelles to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to the countless families who lost their loved ones.

“The Government and the people of Seychelles pray for souls of those who perished in this most tragic accident and equally hope that the hearts of the bereaved families find solace especially in this time of holy pilgrimage. We are also hopeful for a speedy recovery for all those injured, said President Michel.