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NEWS Update. Crane Crashes Into A Mosque At Saudi Arabia by Paschal001: 12:17pm On Sep 12, 2015
News just filtering in has it that a crane has crashed into a Mosque in Saudi Arabia. 102 people confirmed dead. 207 injured.. ..


Saudi Arabia has begun an investigation into why a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, killing at least 107 people.
The huge red crane crashed into a part of the Grand Mosque as it was filled with worshippers.
Officials say strong winds and heavy rains caused the crane to fall.
Correspondents say there have previously been concerns about safety records on Saudi construction sites.
The Grand Mosque, known as the Masjid al-Haram, is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds Islam's holiest place, the Kaaba.
At least 230 people were injured in the incident. It is unclear how many people were hurt by the collapse or the stampede that followed it.
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The mosque was packed with worshippers
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More than 200 people were injured
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The crane was one of a number around the Grand Mosque being used in construction work
The incident happened at 17:23 local time (14:23 GMT) on Friday.
Videos posted online showed the moment the structure collapsed, with a loud crash followed by panic and shouting. Bodies and blood could be seen on the floor of the mosque.
The head of Saudi Arabia's civil defence agency, Lt Sulayman Bin-Abdullah al-Amr, said an investigation was being carried out to assess the damage, and the "extent of the safety of these sites".
Essam al-Ghalib, a Jeddah-based journalist, said the crane fell through the outer ring of the Grand Mosque and punctured through the roof sending down tonnes of cement and debris onto people either praying or walking through.
Mecca is currently preparing for the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. Up to two million people are expected to arrive in the Saudi city from all over the world later this month.
Irfan Al-Alawi, from the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, told the BBC that the Grand Mosque is currently surrounded by 15 large cranes amid major redevelopment work.

Re: NEWS Update. Crane Crashes Into A Mosque At Saudi Arabia by Misternas89(m): 12:19pm On Sep 12, 2015
Subhuhanallah shocked shocked
[size=19pt]Mrnas say so [/size]
Re: NEWS Update. Crane Crashes Into A Mosque At Saudi Arabia by Cutehector(m): 1:12pm On Sep 12, 2015
Allahu akbar
Re: NEWS Update. Crane Crashes Into A Mosque At Saudi Arabia by adjoviomole(m): 8:22am On Sep 16, 2015
Its not a new thing undecided. Something must happen that will claim ppls life in mecca every year..

No matter how careful they become,something must just happen (smh)
Re: NEWS Update. Crane Crashes Into A Mosque At Saudi Arabia by Sunnymatey(m): 8:30am On Sep 16, 2015
U don wake up from sleep?

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