At least 65 dead in Grand Mosque in Mecca from falling crane Add to ..

September 11, 2015 5:30 PM

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At least 65 people were killed when a crane crashed in Mecca’s Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defence authority said, in an accident that came just weeks before Islam’s annual haj pilgrimage.

The civil defense said on its Twitter account 154 people were also injured in the accident. Al Arabiya television earlier said the crane had fallen because of strong storms - western Saudi Arabia has been hit by strong sand storms in the last few days.

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