Crane Crashes In Masjid Al Haram In Makkah, Killed 107, 230 Injured
Riyadh: A massive construction crane collapsed in Masjid Al Haram in Makkah over bad weather conditions, killed 107 while more than 230 were injured in this accident as huge number is there to offer Hajj pilgrimage.
According to Arab authorities a heavy construction crane was crashed into Makkah’s Grand Mosque which killed around 107 people while injured more than 230, a massive number of people gathered for Hajj pilgrimage which is less than two weeks away till date.
Foreign news agency reported that crash took place due to bad weather condition because at time of crane collapse several pictures were shared on social media accounts witnessing medium to heavy raining along with lightening in Makah.
The civil defense authority stated that around 50 rescue workers were around the scene at time of crash while 80 ambulances are in standing by position, more teams were sent to the spot of accident and an emergency has been declared in all hospital of Saudi Arabia.
The strong winds caused the crane to topple over because the weather is at peak of heavy raining along with fierce storms; the crane collapsed into high-storey building appeared to have bent smashing a block in the long corridor for Saffa-Marwa.
Media reports suggested that around thirty thousand Pilgrims are there in Masjid Al Haram at time of crash for Hajj which is just two week away from now; the Mosque has been prepared to welcome million of Muslims for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
It has been reported that injured people have been admitted to hospital but most of them are in critical condition due to continuous bleeding, sources revealed that death toll may rise in next few hours following the situation of injuries.
The governor of Makkah region, Prince Khaled al-Faisal has instructed to investigate the incident and to restore the site of crash for this year’s hajj which will go on as per schedule despite of tragedy, added that Saudi authorities provide facilities to injured for completion of their obligation.