Jeddah, Dhu-AlHijjah 1, 1436, Sep 15, 2015, SPA -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued an order to pay an assistant to the families of the deceased as well as the injured in the crane fall accident at the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The assistant shall be as follows: (1) Payment of SR1,000,000 to the family of each martyr in this accident; (2) Payment of SR1,000,000 to each injured whose injury resulted in permanent disability; (3) Payment of SR500,000 to each other injured. The King also issues directives that such payment would not deprive the families of the deceased as well as the injured from the right to claim for private right before the competent judicial authorities. The King also issues directives to host two family members of the deceased as the King's guests to perform Hajj in 1437H. The injured who cannot perform Hajj this year can perform Hajj next year as the King's guests. The families of the injured who stay in hospitals for treatment shall be granted visit visas to take care of the injured during the remaining period of Hajj and return back to their country.
Meanwhile, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques reviewed the report of the Accident Investigation Committee which concluded the absence of criminal suspicion and that the main reason for the accident is the strong winds while the crane was in a wrong position. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques issued directives to refer the results of the investigation to the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution to complete investigation procedures with Bin Laden Group. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques also issued directives to impose travel ban on all members of the Board of Directors of Bin Laden Group, Eng. Bakr bin Mohammed bin Laden, senior executives in the Group and others connected with the project until the completion of investigations and the issuance of judicial decisions in this regard.