MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia Crane Accident Makka 12 /09/2015 and warning on Sandstorm .
Eighty-seven people died and 201 were injured when a crane collapsed inside the Grand Mosque in Makkah amid strong winds and heavy rains on Friday evening.
The crane, being used for ongoing expansion work, fell while heavy storms were lashing the city, said eyewitnesses. Lightning struck the crane before it collapsed, one of the eyewitnesses said.
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal ordered an immediate inquiry into the disaster. He reached the accident site soon after the tragedy occurred.
He urged authorities to provide the best treatment to the injured. Accordingly, a committee has been set up to investigate the tragedy.
The nationalities of the dead are yet to be ascertained.
Pakistan has confirmed…