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LAHORE (Staff Report) – At least 107 people were killed and 238 injured when a crane crashed through the ceiling of the Grand Mosque of Makkah amid high winds and thunderstorms last night.


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It may not come as a shock that the crane belongs to a German company operated by the Bin Laden family’s consortium, who are heading the expansion of the Holy Mosque.

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But it is highly surprising that the accident occurred exactly after 14 years of 9/11 tragedy in United States when the terrorist group al-Qaeda carried out a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks and crashed two hijacked planes into the World Trade Centre.

A third plane was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense) in Arlington County, Virginia, leading to a partial collapse.

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In total, the attacks claimed the lives of 2,996 people (including the 19 hijackers) and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage.

The 9/11 attacks were linked to Bin Laden family head Osama Bin Laden who was reportedly killed four years ago in a covert operation by US seals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Abbottabad district in Pakistan.

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Saudi BinLaden Group was founded by Osama’s Bin Laden’s billionaire father Mohammed and the sprawling construction conglomerate runs a large amount of major building contracts in the Saudi kingdom.

The tragic incident in Saudi Arabia occurred shortly before the 6:30pm evening prayer session – one of the busiest times of the week – causing devastation to what is the largest mosque in the world.