Bin Laden crane collapses, kills 107 on 9/11 anniversary

Posted By Leo Hohmann

MeccaLightningBedlam breaks out at world’s largest mosque, the Grand Mosque in Mecca, after a crane collapsed onto main worship area.

A massive crane collapsed and killed at least 107 people at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, as the heavy equipment came crashing down on Friday worshipers.

The number of injured has risen to 238, according to Saudi authorities.

“Extreme weather” is the likely cause of the collapse, authorities said, with heavy rain, lightning strikes and high winds hitting the Muslim holy city on Friday about 6:30 p.m. Saudi time, just before the start of Friday prayers.