At least 87 people have been killed and 183 others injured after a crane collapsed in Mecca’s Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia’s civil defence authority says.
Al Jazeera report witnesses told him that a crane fell on the third floor of the Grand Mosque around 5.45pm.
Our correspondent said the mosque was packed, even though the incident happened shortly before the 6.30pm prayer.
“Dozens of ambulances are heading to the site. The authorities closed off the area shortly afterwards,” he said.
“This whole place is already a giant construction site. What made it worse is that around 5.30pm there was severe rain and it’s just gushing down the road,” he said.
Al jazeera World