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Monday, 14 September 2015 10:55cat

Dozens Dead in Mecca

Written by  TheStructuralEngineer.info

Dozens were killed in the carnage of the Grand Mosque of Mecca in the western part of Saudi Arabia, a few weeks before the annual Islamic pilgrimage. More than 107 people died while 238 were injured.

Dozens were killed in the carnage of the Grand Mosque of Mecca in the western part of Saudi Arabia, a few weeks before the annual Islamic pilgrimage. More than 107 people died while 238 were injured. The TV Arabiya Al network reported that the crane collapsed because of strong storms that hit the region.

Minimum information is transmitted on the circumstances of the accident, but in the photos that were posted on social networking sites, there are corpses that lie in pools of blood in an area of the mosque.

The day of the accident the Grand Mosque was crowded.

The incident occurred while Saudi Arabia is going to welcome hundreds of thousands of pilgrims on the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage which is expected to begin on 21 or 22 September in Mecca, while about 800,000 prayers have already arrived in Saudi Arabia to take part in the pilgrimage.

 

Source: independent.co.uk

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