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Canada Offers Condolences Following Tragedy in Mecca

September 12, 2015 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Canada’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Thomas MacDonald, today issued the following statement concerning reports that at least 107 people died and over 200 were injured when a crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia:

“We are saddened to learn of this tragic loss of life. On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest condolences to the families, friends and loved ones of the pilgrims who died in this terrible accident.

“I also extend my wishes for a swift recovery to the worshippers who sustained injuries in the accident.”


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