A Saudi Arabian court has cleared the Binladin Group of responsibility for the 2015 collapse of a crane in Makkah which killed 100 people, the Saudi press reported on Monday. The Binladin Group was hit by a string of Saudi-issued sanctions after the crash. The Saudi-based Binladin construction firm belongs to the family of the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
The Binladin Group’s defense team claimed the group could not have predicted the severe thunderstorm and violent winds that caused the crane to fall, according to the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat daily.
The verdict can still be appealed.
Source Credit: Arab News