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Heavy Congestion On MRR2 Due To Crane Collapse

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KUALA LUMPUR – A crane collapsed at a construction site of the SUKE Expressway project along the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) at about 9am today is causing heavy traffic congestion from Ampang to Cheras. According to the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM), on its Twitter, only the right lane is passable and motorists are advised…

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Five Malaysian Pilgrims Laid To Rest In Makkah

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MAKKAH – The five Malaysian haj pilgrims who were killed in the crane-collapse tragedy last Friday were laid to rest here after the Subuh prayer yesterday. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the remains of the victims were brought from Muaissem mortuary in Mina to the Grand Mosque for…

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Saudi King Sanctions Binladin Firm Over Pre-Hajj Tragedy

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RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sanctioned the powerful Saudi Binladin Group Tuesday over the collapse of a construction crane at Mecca’s Grand Mosque, which killed more than 100 people days before the hajj pilgrimage. An investigative committee concluded that the company “was in part responsible” for Friday’s tragedy, which killed at least 107 people…

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1 Million Riyals Compensation For Makkah Crane Crash Victims

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RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered 1 million Saudi Riyals compensation for injured with permanent disability, and half a million riyal compensation for those injured in Haram accident. Families of the crane collapse victims will also receive one million riyals compensation, the Saudi royal court said here today. Two relatives of the deceased…

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Update: All Malaysians Killed In Grand Mosque Will Be Buried In Mecca

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KUALA LUMPUR – All Malaysians killed in Grand Mosque crane tragedy will be buried in Mecca – Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom (Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department).

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Mecca Tragedy: 1 Among Missing Malaysians Alive, 5 Dead, 3 Unaccounted For

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PETALING JAYA – One of the missing Malaysian Haj pilgrims in the aftermath of the Mecca (Makkah) crane collapse tragedy is alive and well but five have been confirmed dead while three others are unaccounted for. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom told a press conference here late last night…

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10 Malaysians Injured, Six Still Unaccounted For In Mecca

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KUALA LUMPUR –  10 Malaysians injured, six still unaccounted for in deadly crane collapse tragedy in Mecca, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom. Government through Tabung Haji to render all necessary assistance to Malaysians affected by Mecca Grand Mosque crane collapse – Jamil Khir Efforts underway to locate…

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Powerful Storm Brings Tragedy To Mecca

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MECCA – A powerful storm toppled a construction crane Friday afternoon at the Masjid al-Haram, or Grand Mosque, in Mecca — killing at least 107 people and injuring 238 others, Saudi Arabia’s civil defense authorities said on Twitter. Photos and video on social media showed the crane crashing through the mosque roof and the aftermath,…

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Six Malaysian Pilgrims Injured In Crane Tragedy In Mecca Grand Mosque

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MECCA – Six Malaysian haj pilgrims were injured after a crane collapsed on the Grand Mosque here Friday afternoon, killing at least 87 people. Malaysian haj delegation chief Datuk Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman said one of the Malaysian pilgrim broke a leg, while five others were slightly injured in the incident which occurred about…

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