On the 14th anniversary of 9/11, a crane crashed into the Grand Mosque in Mecca, under very bizarre circumstances…
From Newsweek via Weasel Zippers:
A crane crash at the Grand Mosque in Mecca left more than 100 dead and 120 injured on Friday, according to the Saudi Civil Defense Directorate. Strong winds caused the crash.
Rescue workers from the Civil Defense department and Saudi Red Crescent and Health Affairs are on the scene.
Because of Muslims annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which can bring as many as 3 million people to the holy city around this time of year, the mosque was particularly crowded on Friday. It is unknown how many people were inside at the time of the incident.
(@SaudiNews50) September 11, 2015
Reportedly it was a lightning strike that hit the crane, a very unusual circumstance, to say the least:
101 dead, at last count.
Bodies strewn everywhere…
Many people on Twitter are discussing the fact that this happened on the 9/11 anniversary, that 15 of 19 hijackers that fateful day were Saudis; and noting the other startling light seen in the sky last evening over the WTC site:
Karma? #WTC911 #Remember pic.twitter.com/yWzYgcNJrZ
Defend Glenn (@DefendGlenn) September 11, 2015