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Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 9:04
Update : Mecca crane collapse: Saudi inquiry into Grand Mosque disaster
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Saudi Arabia has begun an investigation after a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, killing at least 107 people.

The huge red crane crashed into a part of the Grand Mosque - which was filled with worshippers at the time.

The inquiry is taking place as criticism grows over safety standards at the holy site.

It is unclear how many of the victims were killed by the collapse or the stampede that followed it.



Update : Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 13:59
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107 Die in Mecca Mosque Crane Fall

At least 107 people died and more than 230 people were injured when a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

The huge red crane crashed into a part of the Grand Mosque - the largest in the world - that was filled with worshippers at the time.

The head of Saudi Arabia's civil defence said strong winds and heavy rains had caused the collapse.

Mecca is currently preparing for the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage.




























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