Saudi court: No compensation for Mecca crane collapse victims

A Saudi court has cleared a construction company of responsibility for the 2015 collapse of a crane in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, which killed at least 111 people

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    A Saudi court has cleared a construction company of responsibility for the 2015 collapse of a crane in Mecca's Grand Mosque, which killed at least 111 people.

    The court says the Saudi Bin Laden Group, one of the region's largest construction firms, does not need to compensate the victims or pay for damages to the Grand Mosque, as the disaster was not caused by human error.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Vall explains.


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