A construction crane broke apart into the Grand Mosque of Saudi Arabia’s holy Muslim city of Mecca Friday. At least 87 people were killed and 200 injured in this incident including 40 Bangladeshis. The authority announced the news on their official twitter account.
The Grand Mosque was most crowed of that day because of Friday weekly prayer. The weather was not in control, that day, it was raining heavily at the time. Thousands of Muslims gathered from all over the world for the annual hajj pilgrimage set to begin later this month.
A project is currently moving to increase the area of the mosque. Increasing the area by 400,00sqm allowing it to hold up to 2.2 million people at one time. The mosque was surrounded by a number of cranes.