A crane collapsed Friday at one of Islam ‘s most important mosques — the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca — killing at least 65 people and injuring 154 others, Saudi Arabian authorities said on Friday, on Twitter.
The Masjid al-Haram surrounds Islam’s holiest site, the Kaaba — a shrine that worshipers visit during the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
Approximately 2 million people a year make the pilgrimage.
The Hajj is due to begin later this month.
More details of the accident to be posted later.