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At least 107 dead in crane collapse in Mecca's Grand Mosque

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(Worthy News) - A huge construction crane buffeted by strong winds collapsed and crashed onto the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Friday, killing as many as 107 worshipers only days before the start of the annual Muslim pilgrimage, the Saudi Arabia Civil Defense reports.

The Civil Defense said on Twitter that as many as 238 people had been injured.

Photos sent by Twitter from the scene show numerous blood-covered bodies strewn on a marble floor under the arm of a large crane.

Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Mansouri, spokesman for the Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet Mosque, blamed the accident on a "strong sandstorm, winds and torrential rains," the official Saudi Press Agency reports. [ Source ]

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20 thoughts on “At least 107 dead in crane collapse in Mecca's Grand Mosque

  1. Does anyone see the connection to the crane falling on Sept 11th in Saudi Arabia? The symbol of Saudi power was hit on September 11th, ironically the same day Saudis committed terrorist acts against the United States? Do you think there's a connection or just another coincidence?

  2. The significance of it happening on Sept 11th struck me as well and caused me to look into the details a bit further. The time it took place makes it even more clear that it was not a coincidence. The crane fell at 5:30 pm (Mecca time), which was 10:30 am US time. In 2001 on Sept 11, the second twin tower collapsed at 10:30 am and the world trade center collapsed at 5:30 pm. The connection could not be more clear.

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