News reports say a crane crashed onto the mosque due to high wind.
As Reported By USA Today:
A huge construction crane buffeted by strong winds collapsed and crashed onto the Grand Mosque in Mecca Friday, killing as many as 65 worshippers only days before the start of the annual Muslim pilgrimage, the Saudi Arabia Civil Defense reports.
The Civil Defense said on Twitter At least 107 people died and 238 more were injured when a crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque of Mecca ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Interior Ministry said on Friday.
Photos sent by Twitter from the scene show numerous blood-covered bodies strewn on a marble floor under the arm of a large crane.
Even before the crane accident, the Civil Defense was warning of thunderstorms, heavy rain and wind in the area.
The Saudi Civil Defense says search and rescue teams and medical workers from the Saudi Red Crescent have been sent to the scene.
READ MORE HERE: