Killer Minaret Crushes 36 Moroccans

Dozens die in Morocco minaret collapse

Even Allah hates Muslims….

BBC got video H/T kaw

At least 36 people were killed in Morocco when a minaret collapsed at a mosque in the central town of Meknes, officials say.

More than 60 people were injured in the accident at the Berdieyinne mosque in Meknes’ old city during Friday prayers, according to Moroccan state television.

The TV report said that the collapse came after heavy rains which lashed the region for several days.

The minaret is said to have been four centuries old.

Many people are said to be buried under the rubble of the collapsed tower.

A resident, Khaled Rahmouni, told Reuters news agency that about 300 worshippers had gathered inside the mosque for Friday afternoon prayers.

“When the imam was about to start his sermon, the minaret fell down,” he said.

Moroccan television added that the interior and religious affairs ministers had visited the site to supervise rescue operations.

The officials visited the injured, who had been taken to hospitals in Meknes and the nearby city of Fez.

Observers say that while neglected buildings in the old quarters of Morocco’s cities collapse fairly often, the fall of a minaret is rare.

King Mohammed VI ordered the minaret to rebuilt.

Meknes is on Unesco’s world heritage list.
Map of Morocco

One thought on “Killer Minaret Crushes 36 Moroccans”

  1. At long last the “Health and Safety” departments in the UK, USA, Canada, Oz and the rest of Europe have a REAL reason to exist. Instead of telling us how to pick up a box properly, or that we’ll be sued if we shovel the snow off our front porches, they should be travelling the length and breadth of our countries halting construction on minarets, after all they now have a proven deadly track record.

    Come to think of it, if a minaret collapsed in the “vibrant” immigrant town of Southall, it wouldn’t bother me as the place is now pretty much a no-go area for English people and the Police force anyway. Sod-it bring on the construction of minarets, the more hap-hazard the building, the better!

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