saudi arabia crane crash

A shocking crane crash in Saudi Arabia’s al Haram (Grand Mosque) killed at least 62 people on Friday, September 11, 2015. The cause of the accident is not know yet. This graphic video shows gory details of the accident spot (watch at your own risk). Pictures of the crash site from Mecca’s Grand Mosque have also been trending on social media.

Post the accident, authorities have closed roads leading to the Grand Mosque. Thousands of people have begun gathering at Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage that is all set to begin in a few days (around September 22-23).

Saudi Arabia’s civil defence authority declared the accident on its Twitter account. Watch video to see the ghastly crane crash, but viewer discretion is advised.