Charges to be brought over Mecca crane collapse

Saudi prosecutors are set to bring charges over Mecca Grand Mosque crane disaster

The crane accident at the Makkah Grand Mosque killed 107 people.
The crane accident at the Makkah Grand Mosque killed 107 people.

Suspects including engineers and two government employees are set to face trial in Saudi Arabia over the deaths of 107 people after a crane toppled at Mecca's Grand Mosque last year.

According to a source, as quoted by al-Riyadh newspaper, investigators and the prosecution completed an eight-month investigation into the case in secrecy.

The Saudi publication said those charged included engineers and two officials working for two government bodies in Mecca, Reuters reported.

Shortly after the crane collapse, Saudi Binladin Group, the main contractor on the mosque expansion, was suspended from seeking new contracts and senior executives were handed travel bans - penalities that were later lifted.

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