Friday, January 06, 2006

Saudi: "Mecca Hotel Collapse was Allah's Will"

An old hotel in Mecca, Luluat Al-Kheir (Pearl of Grace), has collapsed, killing 20 people and wounding 59, although observers believed the fatalities could well be 23.

Saudi regional civil defence director General Adel Zamzami described the tragedy as just ‘a small incident and not a disaster’. He claimed it was Allah's will and could have happened any time.

Most of the dead were foreigners on their annual pilgrimage to Mecca.


  1. Seems like that Gen Adel Zamzami is not going to lose much sleep over the incident.

  2. poor allah. he gets blamed for everything.

  3. I wonder if that guy is related to Samy Vellu :P