Cairo: A car has crashed into a door of the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, causing no casualties, a local official said.
The car had veered off the road around the southern courtyard of the mosque due to high speed, spokesman for the Holy Mecca region added.
“The driver was arrested. He is a citizen who was found to be in an abnormal condition,” said the official without further details. The driver will be referred to public prosecution. The accident occurred at 10.30pm (11.30 UAE time) on Friday.
The car involved was a beige Hyundai that collided at Door 89 of the mosque, according to online reports. The driver was reportedly arrested.
Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia allowed the gradual resumption of the Umrah in the Grand Mosque after suspension of around seven months. The first group of Umrah pilgrims from outside the kingdom will arrive tomorrow.