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Mecca: 107 dead as crane collapses in Grand Mosque

  • At least 107 people were feared killed and around 230 injured when a crane collapsed in Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca.

    The crane crashed into a part of the mosque that was packed with Muslim worshipers. According to Saudi authorities, heavy rain and strong winds led to the collapse.

    The accident comes as Mecca is preparing for the Hajj pilgrimage, which is expected to be attended by hundreds of thousands of people from across the world.  

     

     

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