Mecca crane collapse

disaster which occurred on 11 September 2015

On 11 September 2015, a mobile crawler crane accidentally fell onto the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. At least 118 people were killed and another 394 were injured. The victims were mostly foreigners, among the injured and dead included citizens of Indonesia, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Morocco, Iraq, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.[1]

Masjid al-Haram, pictured in May 2006.

References change

  1. "Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead at Saudi Arabia's Grand Mosque". BBC News. BBC. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015.