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Sunday, September 13, 2015
Crane Collapse Kills 107 At Mecca's Grand Mosque As Hajj Approaches
According to CNN, yesterday in Mecca, ten days before the beginning of the Hajj, a powerful storm caused a construction crane to collapse through the roof of the Grand Mosque, killing 107 and injuring 238 others. The Mosque surrounds the Kaaba, the holiest site in Islam. The Mosque is being expanded to better handle the large number of visitors that make the Hajj pilgrimage each year.