Crane collapses on part of Grand Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

At least 107 people died and 238 injured when a crane collapsed into part of the Grand Mosque of Mecca. It is not clear how many were hurt by the collapse or by the stampede that followed.

Advice For Travellers

The Hajj will go on as scheduled. The affected area is expected to be repaired within a week.

A stampede is a safety risk at the Hajj. If you find yourself feeling overcrowded, calmly move diagonally to the edge of the crowd and look for an exit point. Always be aware of exits and routes to a safer position. Do not walk against the flow of people or traffic.

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