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Crane Collapse Kills 107 People in Mecca

A lattice boom of a crawler crane crashed through the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing 107 people. At least 238 people were injured.

September 14, 2015

The Grand Mosque in the city of Mecca.

 

 

The lattice boom of a crawler crane crashed through the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing 107 people. At least 238 people were injured, reports CNN.

The crane collapsed after a strong thunderstorm hit Mecca, bringing gusty winds that shifted direction and caused the local temperatures to drop, CNN meteorologists reported.

Footage of the crane collapse was caught on a CNN reporter’s iPhone. 

 

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