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Saudis: 107 dead in crane collapse at Mecca's Grand Mosque

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago September 11, 2015 Sep 11, 2015 Friday, September 11 2015 September 11, 2015 3:14 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities have raised the death toll in a construction crane collapse at Mecca's Grand Mosque to 107.

The country's civil defense authority tweeted early Saturday that 238 people were injured in Friday's accident, which occurred ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage later this month.

Mecca is Islam's holiest site.

Images aired on Saudi state television have shown the crane's metal boom smashed through what appeared to be the roof of the mosque.

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