Measures taken to deal with aftermath of Mecca stampede
Updated: 2006-01-13 19:52
China is taking active measures to cope with the aftermath of a stampede in
the Islamic holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and the related work is
proceeding in an orderly way, said sources with its Ministry of Foreign Affairs
It has been confirmed that four Chinese were crushed to death during a
religious "stoning ritual" near Mecca on Thursday.
Upon learning of the tragedy, President Hu Jintao immediately instructed the
relevant Chinese departments and the Chinese embassy and consulate in the Arab
country to take measures to assist those injured Chinese citizens and handle the
Hu also extended to the Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz sympathy and
solicitude over the heavy casualties caused by the stampede.