Saudi Arabia sanctions Binladin Group in Mecca crane collapse

Riyadh, Sept.16 (ANI): Saudi Arabia’s Binladin Group, one of the country’s biggest construction companies, has been suspended from pursuing further construction activity after it was held responsible for the Mecca crane collapse that claimed 107 lives and injured over 200 people.

According to reports, the Saudi Royal Court has ordered the kingdom’s finance ministry to review all of Binladin Group’s projects.

Indonesian and Indian pilgrims were among those killed when the crane collapsed, while the injured included Malaysians, Egyptians, Iranians, Turks, Afghans and Pakistanis.

Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has vowed to find out what caused the tragedy, and said that investigation results will be made public. (ANI)

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