2015 Hajj Stampede: Accident or Massacre?Posted On:
In the name of Allah, the Merciful to all, the Compassionate
When on 11 September 2015, a crawler crane toppled over onto the Masjid al-Haram, the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing 111 people and injuring 394 more, it was obvious that something fishy was going on there. Saudis put the blame on a strong storm. However, weather data shows that at that moment the direction of the wind was perpendicular to the direction of crane’s collapse, with a 22 km/h speed. Moreover it was reported that the crane was deliberately detached from its foundation.