Mecca crane collapse caused by strong winds
CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller looks at what the weather conditions were like at the time a crane collapsed at Saudi Arabia's largest mosque in Mecca.
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Mecca crane collapse caused by strong winds
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MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA - SEPTEMBER 11: At least 52 worshippers are killed and others injured when storms caused a crane to fall in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, September 11, 2015. Millions of Muslim converge on Mecca to perform the sacred pilgrimage. A huge construction crane buffeted by strong winds collapsed and crashed through the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca Friday, the Saudi Arabia Civil Defense reports. Search and rescue teams and medical workers from the Saudi Red Crescent have been sent to the scene. (Photo by Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Video shows moment crane collapses in Mecca
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In this image released by the Saudi Interior MinistryÕs General Directorate of Civil Defense, a collapsed crane and emergency services vehicles are seen near the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. The accident happened as pilgrims from around the world converged on the city, Islam's holiest site, for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place this month, killing dozens. The civil defense authority announced the collapse and a series of rising casualty numbers on its official Twitter account. It said 154 people were wounded in the accident. (Saudi Interior Ministry General Directorate of Civil Defense via AP)
107 killed, 238 injured in Mecca crane collapse
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(FILES) - A file picture taken on October 5, 2014 shows an aerial view of the Clock Tower and the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca. At least 60 people were killed and dozens injured when a crane crashed into the Grand Mosque of Mecca on September 11, 2015, the civil defence said on Twitter. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKHMOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images
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A crane collapsed Friday evening at one of Islam's most important mosques -- Mecca's Masjid al-Haram, or Grand Mosque -- killing at least 87 people and injuring 184 others, Saudi Arabia's civil defense authorities said Friday on Twitter.
Death toll in Mecca crane collapse jumps to 87
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Officials: Crane collapse kills dozens in Mecca mosque
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