The injured and families of those who died in last week’s crane crash tragedy at the Grand Mosque could be paid huge sums in blood money and other compensation if the contractor is found guilty of negligence, according to legal experts. They also welcomed the decision taken by Custodian of the[…]
Clean-up operations are on-going at the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, following Friday’s tragic accident in which a crane collapsed on a section of the iconic mosque, killing 107 pilgrims. While movement has been restricted, authorities in the Saudi Kingdom have vowed that the haj pilgrimage will go on as per[…]
A South African man who escaped with his life after a crane crashed into Mecca’s Grand Mosque has spoken about how his fellow pilgrims died after they were hit by steel sheets just after prayers on Friday afternoon. Reliving the trauma, Ikraam Karodia told City Press that he and five[…]
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has pledged to find out what caused a crane collapse that killed 107 people at Mecca’s Grand Mosque in the run-up to the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The Hajj, a pillar of the Muslim religion which last year drew about two million faithful worshippers, will take place[…]
The sight of dead bodies and injured hujjaaj in Makkah filled most social networking sights on Saturday morning. In a harrowing account of the event that transpired Friday evening after Asr salah, South African hujaaj Muahmmed Bhamjee told VOC News that his haj will now begin on a sad note[…]
Gruesome images of mangled and bloodied bodies of pilgrims went viral on social media on Friday evening, following a horrific accident in which a construction crane fell on the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The international Muslim community has expressed shock and horror at the scenes which unfolded in the holy[…]
There are no reports of any Africans injured or killed by a crane which collapsed onto Mecca’s Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday killing 107 people, the Muslim Judicial Council said. “According to some of our networks, we have established that at this moment in time there is no[…]
People of Makkah, especially youths, turned out in large numbers on Friday night to donate blood for those injured in the Haram crane accident. They swarmed into hospitals where the injured pilgrims have been admitted. A large number of people used the social media to encourage people to come forward[…]
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and advisor of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has directed setting up of two committees to probe into the Haram tragedy. Sultan Al-Dosary, director general of media and public relations at the governorate, said that the committees will examine the causes of crashing[…]
No South African pilgrims have been reported to be injured in the crane collapse in Makkah on Friday, the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) has confirmed. There are scenes of chaos at the Haram-al-Sharif in the holy city as emergency workers clean up the aftermath of the accident,[…]
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