Breaking: Crane Collapse Kills 87, Injures Over 201 In Mecca [PICTURES]

So sad!!Crane collapsed in Saudi Arabia,killing 87 persons and leaving upto 201 wounded.

Breaking: Crane Collapse Kills 87, Injures Over 201 In Mecca [PICTURES]

Images from the location show what is left of the wreckage following the incident in which a red crane crashed and knocked the mosque down through its roof, the BBC reports.The Guardian says the governor of Mecca region,Prince Khaled al-Faisal, has started an immediate inquiry into the incident. Reuters say the crane collapse is most likely as a result of unstable weather conditions,as the Saudi city has been disturbed by heavy sand storms lately.Emergency/Medical workers from the Saudi Red Crescent attending to victims.Credit:Getty Images

Crane collapse in Saudi ArabiaAccording to an Al Jazeera correspondent, the crash occurred just before the 6:30PM prayer, and the mosque in question was filled to capacity.Tens of ambulances were seen driving to the crash site, even as the people around looked aggrieved. The holy city of Mecca is presently making plans for the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage,which starts later this month,with a great population expected to make it to the Saudi City from across the world.

Source:Naij

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