4 Injured In Masjid Al-Haram Melee

30 05 2014

Makkah police denied rumors circulating on social media sites on Thursday that three pilgrims were killed in a stampede inside the Masjid Al-Haram or the Grand Mosque.

Makkah police spokesman Aati Al-Qurashi said four people were injured during the melee.

The incident happened as the Kaaba door was opened for the washing ceremony.

There was a heavy rush of onlookers trying to get a glimpse of the inside of the Kaaba and a man fell and sustained a deep cut to his head.

He was transferred to a local hospital while the other three women were treated on the spot.

The Holy Kaaba is washed from inside twice a year in Muharram and Shaaban, the first and eighth months of the Hijri calendar.

Makkah Governor Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah took part in the washing ritual of the Holy Kaaba on behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.

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The World’s Largest Clock

12 08 2010

The world's biggest clock is seen under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali

The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The clock faces are 43 × 43 m (141 × 141 ft). Saudi Arabia will test what it is billing as the world's largest clock in the holy city of Mecca during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the official news agency reported Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. The tallest tower in the complex will stand as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, tallest and largest hotel in the world, with a planned height of 601 m (1,972 ft), including a 200 ft spire. Upon completion, the structure would have the largest floor area of any structure in the world with 1,500,000 m2 (16,150,000 sq ft) of floorspace. (AP Photo/ Saudi Press Agency) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES **

Here are the pictures of the biggest clock in the world.

This clock tower is taller than the Big Ben in London.

It is a 4 faced clock.

The clock is at the top of the Abraj Al-Bait Towers in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Mecca is the muslim’s Holy City.

The size of the clock is 43 x 43m (141 x 141 ft)

On Tuesday, August 10, 2010 the official news agency reported that Saudi Arabia will be testing the clock during the Ramadhan.

Abraj Al-Bait Towers is going to be the second tallest building in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The tower’s height is going to be about 601m(1,972 ft).

At night, the faces of the clocks would be green in colour.

They can be seen from very far away.

Below are more pictures of the biggest clock in the world.

The under construction four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)

The four-faced clock tower is seen under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali

The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)

The under construction four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)

The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)

A view shows the four-faced clock tower under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali

An artist's impression, released by the Saudi Press Agency on August 10, 2010, shows what the four-faced clock tower in the Holy City of Mecca will look like when finished. The clock, billed as the world's biggest with a diameter of 40 meters (130 feet), will sit atop the second highest building in the world, after Dubai's Burj Khalifa, with a height of around 600 meters (1,970 feet ). REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout

An artist’s impression, released by the Saudi Press Agency on August 10, 2010, shows what the four-faced clock tower in the Holy City of Mecca will look like when finished. REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout








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