107 people killed as crane crashes on to Mecca’s Grand Mosque

At least 107 people were killed and 238 more were injured when a crane collapsed on to the Grand Mosque during storms in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday, the Saudi Arabian government has said.

The director general of the country’s civil defence authority, Suleiman al-Amr, said high winds caused the disaster.

On its Twitter account, the authority said rescue teams had been sent to the scene and offered its “sincere condolences” over the deaths, as well as its prayers for the speedy recoveries of those injured.

showed a large group of people lying on polished tiled flooring, most of them near to a wall and surrounded by rubble and other debris. One man appeared to be being wheeled out of the building on a wheelchair. Bloodied people were being treated at the scene.


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