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Crane Collapse Kills Over 100 at World's Holiest Mosque In Mecca

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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 05:30 PM
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Lightning and/or a wind storm struck a huge crane at the world's holiest mosque in Mecca, causing it to collapse and kill over 100 worshipers (107, at last count).
The death toll has continued to rise throughout the day...and the list may, by no means, be complete yet.

People around the world are sending out prayers and condolences to those who have lost loved ones, as this bizarre tragedy continues to unfold.

Those who seek answers...are still left with many more questions.

One curious coincidence:
The crane, which was hit this 9/11, was part of an ongoing construction/expansion project carried out by the Saudi Binladin family.
Could this point to possible sabotage...or is it just another bizarre coincidence surrounding a very tragic occurrence?



The project to expand the mosque was launched in 2011 by late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Earlier in 2015, King Salman bin Abdulaziz added five construction projects as part of the mosque’s expansion aiming to accommodate more than 1.6 million worshipers.

The projects cover 1.47 million square meters and include the construction of 78 new gates at ground level, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. The project and is being carried out by the Saudi Binladin Group at an estimated cost of US$26.6 billion, according to local press.


www.rt.com...


IMPORTANT NOTE:
I ask that all posters in this thread refrain from tasteless jokes and thoughtless comments concerning religion...and, as is only decent, maintain a respectful attitude concerning those innocent worshipers whom have so tragically lost their lives.
THANK YOU.




Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead at Saudi Arabia's Grand Mosque





At least 107 people died and more than 230 people were injured when a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
The huge red crane crashed into a part of the Grand Mosque - the largest in the world - that was filled with worshippers at the time.

The head of Saudi Arabia's civil defence said strong winds and heavy rains had caused the collapse.
Mecca is currently preparing for the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to arrive in the Saudi city from all over the world later this month.

The collapse happened at 17:23 local time (14:23 GMT), said Director-General of the Saudi Civil Defence Authority, Lt Sulayman Bin-Abdullah al-Amr.

It happened at a time when many worshippers were there for Friday prayers.
The toll for the dead and injured, tweeted by the Civil Defence Authority (in Arabic), continued to rise throughout the evening.

Shortly before the crash, the city had been hit by unusually high levels of rainfall and winds of up to 83kph (50mph), Lt Amr said.
A video posted on YouTube, which could not be independently verified, appeared to record the moment the crane fell, with a loud crash heard in the background followed by panic and shouting.

Images circulating on Twitter showed what looked like numerous bodies and blood on the floor of the mosque.
Lt Amr said an investigation was being carried out to assess the damage, and the "extent of the safety of these sites".


www.bbc.com...




posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 05:37 PM
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It's always tragic when people die in accidents like this one.

Thoughts and prayers to their families.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Im just saying... on 9/11, its kind of unbelievable!



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

It is sad. Let's hope the death toll doesn't rise any higher.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 05:46 PM
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Crazy worshipping there, same thing happening in India each year, where people die for their most holy journey....

With so many on the same time on the same spot you just asking for problems and when every year people die there, why still allow it?



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 05:48 PM
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Mother nature's the one in charge, best not forget it, either.

Praying won't help you when you're working a crane in sustained high winds and lightning storms.

Damn shame. Could have been avoided.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:14 PM
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Religious rituals or not, One shouldn't hang around a construction zone.

This just boils down to stupidity in this modern age. No I don't pity any of them. Nope not at all!


Hey let's start a new super-dome build and still work on it come game day for Super-bowl 50? What could go wrong right?
edit on 9/11/15 by proob4 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:16 PM
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There were photos of lightning over the Mosque...but still no confirmation that it hit the crane.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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A report from RT and the USA wasn't mentioned as being at fault! Amazing.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Interesting additions to the restarted thread.

9/11 again, Bin Laden family involved. Strange event this.

Here's a bit of background from wiki on the family business: en.wikipedia.org...

It seems a bit more of a coincidence now.

edit on 11-9-2015 by EA006 because: Background.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

With any tragedy regardless of what race, religion etc one cannot help feeling terribly sorry for the suffering and loss of life as well as the sadness for the families of those left behind and their friends.

To happen on the anniversary of 9/11 and to be linked to the Bin Laden family is plain spooky.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: Shiloh7

It's not spooky, check the above link


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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 07:25 PM
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originally posted by: Iconic
Mother nature's the one in charge, best not forget it, either.

Praying won't help you when you're working a crane in sustained high winds and lightning storms.

Damn shame. Could have been avoided.


That is tge best way to put it, teally.

It's also a damn shame that people feel they have to pussyfoot around this subject simply because Muslims are involved.

Honestly, karma didn't do this although it would be very easy to point that finger. The lack of safety precautions because they had to take a back seat to religous practices is what caused this.

In other words.......stupidity.


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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 07:33 PM
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This is a very sad event and today people wake up to the cold hard reality that a family member or friend is dead.

But let me tell you what is even more tragic, that's the online rhetoric surrounding this event -even right here on ATS where a thread is (and rightly so) closed.

Too many peeps being sucked in by propaganda (the divide and conquer type) and consequently announcing collective punishment upon an entire group of people - amongst whom are those that will wake up to the cold hard reality that a family member or friend is dead.

Is humanity dead? Have the globalist bloodlines won?


edit on 11-9-2015 by Sublimecraft because: clarification



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 07:51 PM
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