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107 Killed In Mecca After Crane Collapses At Grand Mosque

September 11, 2015

At least 107 people have been killed, and more than 230 people injured when a large crane crashed into a part of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The crane, which crashed into the largest mosque in the world, reportedly collapsed after high levels of wind. Unconfirmed reports and photographs state that the crane was struck by lightening. Saudi Arabian authorities confirmed that the crane collapsed due to strong winds and rain. This crane in #Makkah was most probably struck by lightening, Please pray for the martyred and injured! pic.twitter.com/STN5gL9yPx— Farhan Khan Virk (@FarhanVirkPTI) September 11, 2015 The mosque had been undergoing a major expansion to allow it to accommodate up to 2.2 million people. #SaudiArabia #Makkah strong winds have toppled a construction crane at Grand Mosque resulting in several casualties pic.twitter.com/GoMKbg43tS— Hassan Khan (@hassan_k82) September 11, 2015 YouTube footage appeared to show carnage following the crash with loud screaming and shouting heard in the background. Other images also showed blood splattered on the floors of the mosque. This is not the first tragedy to occur in Mecca. In 2006, more than 340 people…

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