Crane Collapse Kills 107 People in Mecca

September 14, 2015



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.