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Video: Crane Falls on Grand Mosque in Mecca and Killed at least 107 Innocent People

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RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Civil Defense authority said at least 107 people were killed when a crane toppled over at Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, less than two weeks before Islam's annual Hajj pilgrimage.

At least 238 people were wounded, Saudi Arabia's Civil Defense body said.

Strong wind and rains had uprooted trees and rocked cranes in the area, General Suleiman al-Amr, director general of the Civil Defense Authority said.

According to a report from GMA News, the spokesman for the administration of the mosques in Mecca and Medina said the crane smashed into the part of the Grand Mosque where worshipers circle the Kaaba - the black-clad cube towards which the world's 1.6 billion Muslims face to pray.

Pictures circulating on social media showed pilgrims in bloodied robes and debris from a part of the crane that appeared to have crashed through a ceiling. Watch one of the footage taken by a Concern Citizen who witnessed the scene, credits to Saudi Gazette.

WARNING: This Footage May be Offending to Some Viewers, Human Discretion is Advised.


VIDEO: Due to heavy rain in Makkah a crane fell on the pilgrims in Haram causing heavy casualties on Friday evening. — Courtesy Social Media
Posted by Saudi Gazette on Friday, 11 September 2015


Source: GMA News

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