MECCA, Saudi Arabia – Saudi King Salman and the imam of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca have visited those injured Friday by the deadly collapse of a giant construction crane.
At least 107 people were killed in the accident and at least 238 injured. Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, the imam of the Grand Mosque, visited some of the wounded in the hospital Sunday, bringing copies of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, and bottles of water from the sacred well of Zamzam. He told the injured that, God willing, they would be rewarded for the intention to perform the Hajj pilgrimage if they are physically unable to make the actual pilgrimage, scheduled to begin around Sept. 22.
Saudi King Salman also visited some of the wounded on Saturday evening.