An engineer for the developer responsible for the construction at Mecca – where a crane toppled killing more than 100 people – has claimed the incident was an ‘act of God’.
The unnamed engineer for the Saudi Binladin Group – which was founded by the father of the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden – has insisted there was no technical problem.
His reasoning for the accident comes as Saudi authorities have vowed to investigate why the crane fell on Friday, killing 107 and injured hundreds more at the Islam holy site.
Yesterday the engineer stated the crane had been installed in ‘an extremely professional way’ and that it was simply ‘an act of God’.
Sheikh Ahmed al-Ghamdi, former head of Mecca’s religious police, said the accident was a ‘test’ from God.
‘We need to accept what happened,’ he said, at the same time calling for a thorough investigation.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has now vowed to find out what caused the crane collapse at Mecca’s Grand Mosque ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, although authorities have stated it was due to high winds during a thunderstorm as seen in the photo above when lighting hit the cranes.
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