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Mecca Crane Accident: Victims’ Families to Receive N70 Million Each as Compensation



Mecca Accident

In the aftermath of the tragic crane accident at Makkah Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi authorities have announced that families of each of the 111 people who lost their lives in the accident will be paid compensation of (SR1,000,000) one million Saudi Riyals – approximately N70 Million.

According to The Nation, top officials of the Saudi Binladin Group have been banned from traveling outside the kingdom after the construction company was partially blamed for the accident.

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  1. cheryl

    September 17, 2015 at 7:20 am

    waaawwuu, see groove for the families oo, some ppl will b wishing their fams are involved sef, but den may d souls of the departed ones rest well, may dis sad occureence never happen again Ameeen

  2. Benson Ossai

    September 17, 2015 at 9:14 am


  3. Puzzles

    September 17, 2015 at 9:24 am

    If na naija…

    My worry about arrangements like this is that greedy relatives of the dead, who never cared about them would begin to show up for the money and those who truly loved them might be given peanuts or nothing at all.

    Still, no amount of money can replace a dead loved one.

  4. Tiki

    September 17, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Why was there a crane in a mosque which was open to the public?

    And how come nobody is blaming the spiritual leader for this, but everyone blames TB Joshua for his building collapse?

    • Za

      September 17, 2015 at 10:14 am

      They were working on the mosque, probably fixing things. it broke through the roof or so, hence taking responsibility and not blaming anyone. That’s different from a building just collapsing. whats your point of comparison tho?

  5. look

    September 17, 2015 at 10:19 am

    @ Tiki, please learn to read carefully and understand before you comment on any issue.


    September 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    INALILAHI WAHINA ILAHI ROJIHUNA. But no amount of money can buy someones heart desire. May almighty Allah grant them Alijana firidauz (amen)

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