Accused to Stand trial over Makkah crane collapse

Some 40 people will stand trial before three courts in Jeddah for their confirmed involvement in the crane crash incident in the Grand Mosque in September, local daily Al-Watan reported on Monday quoting informed sources.

The Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIP) in Makkah has received back the file on the case which was submitted to the Riyadh office from the BIP’s Jeddah branch for further scrutiny.

The accused includes 30 top officials, directors and technicians in the construction company executing the expansion project of the Grand Mosque (Saudi Binladen Group) and 10 from other government departments.

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