Mecca Crane Crash Exposes Dangers of Construction Boom in City

Published: 14th September 2015 11:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2015 11:31 AM   |  A+A-

Crane Crash

LONDON: The crane crash at Mecca’s Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia that killed more than 100 people has exposed the dangers of careless construction boom that some Saudis complain is ruining the holy city.

According to The Guardian, Mecca’s residents have lived with rampant building and development work for years as Saudi leaders seek to expand not just a holy site that received more than 2 million visitors during hajj last year, but the surrounding metropolis too.

An anonymous activist said that every two years they had a new plan, which was completely unrelated to the previous plan.

Saudi King Salman had vowed to find out the cause of the crane collapse.

The hajj will continue despite the tragedy that killed more than hundred people.

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