Crane crash: Defendants have 45 days to respond.
JEDDAH: Saudi Criminal Court has granted the defendants in last year's Makkah crane incident 45 days to challenge the accusations. According to sources, the court will hold its session after Eid Al-Adha to hear the pleas of the 13 accused. Shortly after the incident, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman had arrived at the site to inspect the damage. He announced that an investigation will be carried out to fix the responsibility. The king had ordered SR1 million compensation for relatives of each victim, and the same amount to those permanently injured.
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