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Trial for Makkah crane crash to begin next week

The trial against thirteen people involved in the fall of a construction crane at the Makkah’s Grand Mosque in 2015, which left 107 dead, will begin next week

The incident caused the death of 107 people and the injury to 238 others. (Image Source: BBC)
The incident caused the death of 107 people and the injury to 238 others. (Image Source: BBC)

Trial against thirteen people involved in the fall of a construction crane at the Makkah’s Grand Mosque on 11 September, 2015 – which left 107 dead – will begin next week in Makkah's Criminal Court. 

The Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution in Makkah has completed its investigation of the incident, which took place during last Haj season, causing the death of 107 people and the injury to 238 others, Arab News reported

The files of the accused from the Bureau, which has previously identified 40 people to face charges, have been transferred from Riyadh to Makkah, where the state prosecutor was expected to add several more names.

Out of 40 accused, 10 were government officials. The remaining were managers, technicians and engineers working on the expansion project at the Grand Mosque.

Investigations had revealed that the crash was caused due to the negligence involving several employees of the Saudi Binladin Group, which were added the report sent to the public prosecutor’s office in Riyadh.

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