Saudi court ‘drops Mecca crane collapse case’

Mecca Criminal Court drops crane case citing lack of jurisdiction – report

A court in Saudi Arabia has dropped the case involving the September 2015 collapse of a crane in Mecca, which killed 110 people and left hundreds more injured.

Makkah Criminal Court on Thursday said it was dropping the case due to lack of jurisdiction, according to the Saudi-based daily Arab News.

The court issued its ruling in the presence of the 13 defendants on trial and the prosecutor, the English-language daily said.

The legal decision will be formally issued later, it was reported.

The Bin Laden Group contracting giant presented reports to the court showing that sudden changes in weather conditions, difficult to forecast, resulted in unusual winds, which in turn caused the collapse of the crane.

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