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Saudi king visits site of Mecca crane collapse, assures investigation


Saudi king visits site of Mecca crane collapse, assures investigation

Mecca, Sep 13 (ANI): Saudi Arabia's King Salman visited the scene of the crane collapse at the Grand Mosque, one of Islam's holiest shrines, in Mecca which killed 107 people. He also visited victims in the Al-Noor specialist hospital in Mecca, where he was reassured of the health of the injured who had come from several countries, including Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan.

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that stormy winds knocked over the crane. Much of the city centre is undergoing construction work and many high cranes crowd the skyline.

The Grand Mosque itself is undergoing an expansion and renovation. The king's visit came even as an engineer for the Saudi Binladin Group said that the crane had been installed in 'an extremely professional way' and that there had been no technical problem.

He went on to claim that 'it was an act of God'.

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