Mecca crane collapse won’t affect Hajj pilgrimage

Mecca crane collapse won’t affect Hajj pilgrimage - ảnh 1
A towering construction crane (C) is seen collapsed over the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Sep 12, 2015. (Photo: AP)

(VOVworld) - Saudi authorities said on Saturday that Islam's annual hajj pilgrimage won't be affected by Friday's crane collapse that killed 107 and injured 238 pilgrims at Mecca's Grand Mosque, local news channel Al Arabiya reported. Prince Khalid Al Faisal, the Mecca governor and head of the central Hajj committee, has ordered renovations of all damages that were caused by the deadly incident. The crane collapsed when working on the expansion operations at the Grand Mosque, which aims to accommodate the ever-increasing number of pilgrims from all over the world.  Saudi Arabia's King Salman vowed on Saturday to find out what caused a crane collapse after thorough investigations. More than 909,000 pilgrims had arrived in Mecca for this year's Hajj, expected to start on Sept. 21.