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. 

 

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