Update: At least 87 were killed and almost 200 injured.
Casualties have been reported after a crane caved in as a result of strong winds at Makkah’s Grand Mosque, Saudi Arabia.
Many worshippers there for the Hajj were reportedly instantly killed.
This is the Hajj pilgrimage period and the Holy sites are expectantly filled up with people. The Hajj falls between September 21-26.
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Twitter pictures show numerous blood-covered bodies strewn on a marble floor.
A construction crane has fallen at the Haram in Makkah causing serious injuries and even deaths. Request for Duas pic.twitter.com/ULYlYMBFHB
— Babangida Ruma (@AmbassadorRuma) September 11, 2015
#BREAKING: Many casualties reported as crane falls on pilgrims in Haram Al-Sharif, #Makkah (http://t.co/0C8c28ZpAk) pic.twitter.com/aBJlIaJe3K — Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) September 11, 2015