Saudi Arabia: 9 Engineers Interrogated Over Hajj Crane Crash

Saudi Bin Ladin GroupNine engineers and officials of Binladin Group, the construction company undertaking expansion work on Saudi Arabia’s Grande Mosque are currently under investigation after a crane crash at the mosque left more than one hundred people dead and about 390 injured.

A crane collapsed through the ceiling of the mosque during strong winds created by a powerful storm trapping many pilgrims under the debris.

The victims were of twelve different nationalities, with the greatest contingents of fatalities being twenty-five Bangladeshis and twenty-three Egyptians.

According to reliable sources, some officials of the construction company responsible for the project were interrogated on Saturday as the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIP) started investigations into the crane crash at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

The Bureau has started reviewing related documents, maintenance contracts and safety measures in the project.

233livenews gathers that the Bin Ladin Group, the world’s second largest construction company faces charges of negligence, causing loss of lives and damage to properties if evidence if found on the involvement of any of the defendant.


By: Jonas Nyabor/233livenews

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