January 5, 2006

At least 4 killed as Mecca building collapses-UAE

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - A four-story building
housing Muslim pilgrims collapsed in the holy city of Mecca on
Thursday and the United Arab Emirates said four of its citizens
had been killed.

The UAE's state WAM news agency said the pilgrims were
killed while passing in front of the building as it crumbled.
Saudi civil defense officials said an unknown number of people
were injured.