Saturday, September 12, 2015

Unfortunate turn of events

The Saudi Civil Defence announced this evening that 65 people were killed and 154 sustained injuries when the crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque.

According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region, has directed to form a committee in order to investigate reasons of crane's fall in the Grand Mosque and submit the outcomes urgently.

In a press statement, Sultan Al-Dosari, Director General of Public Relations and Media at Makkah Principality, said that the Governor of Makkah Region is following the incident with the competent authorities, pointing out that Prince Khalid has directed all relevant authorities to provide support and treatment for all injured people.

Emirates News Agency (WAM) confirmed that the members of the UAE Official Hajj mission were all safe. –End-

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