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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:31 AM   #2241
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HOLY SHIT
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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:45 AM   #2242
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i think it's a sabotage.
Naah, its probaly an accident like it was for SWFC during its construction. But the end product of this project no doubt will be a beauty and a half.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:57 AM   #2243
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WOW.... that is a shame. I hope everyone working on it is ok
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Old October 21st, 2008, 01:00 AM   #2244
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I hope the damage is easily fixed.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 01:47 AM   #2245
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i think it's a sabotage.
Why? Fires in buildings that are under construction are regrettably rather common.



Does anyone know if the structure was compromised?
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Old October 21st, 2008, 04:08 AM   #2246
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How come Canada's National News never picked this up?
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Old October 21st, 2008, 06:36 AM   #2247
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I've searched under Google news and couldn't find anything. I also tried a couple of Saudi newsites and nothing. Weird. If this were a Trump building or WTC it'd be all over the news channels. Kinda says something about the importance of this building to Arabia.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 06:53 AM   #2248
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no news in the US picked it up either, probably because no one died, and few people care about this anyway.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 07:02 AM   #2249
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No victims
I have sources but in Arabic
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Old October 21st, 2008, 08:39 AM   #2250
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shucks, the amount of energy that huge clock will use should be enough to power a town here in india
thats nothing

the amount of energy used in Las Vegas alone can power upto 20 Mumbais
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Old October 21st, 2008, 09:06 AM   #2251
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Old October 21st, 2008, 11:10 AM   #2252
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This is de Abraj Al-Bait right? Is it really on fire? I read this on a dutch site, couldn't find information from international sites. Anyone has more info?
Allah doesn't like this tower next to the holy site. This was only a warning.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 11:54 AM   #2253
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Old October 21st, 2008, 08:32 PM   #2254
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blah blah blah.... most of the people here are just talking without any serious informations. Most are repearting what they heard from others grrrrrrrrrrr


Anyway time for real informations.....


The reason of fire: One of the welder was welding some steel beams and then one spark of the welding felt down into one of opened shafts where there are some flamable materials then the fire directly started inside the shaft which was closed from all sides but still not closed from all sides at the upper two floors since they are still under construction. The fire directly started in rapid way and for sure the question is "where is the fire fighting system?" the answer is: the tower is still under construction and still the sprinkler systems, Fire hose cabinets, Pumps and tanks are still being installed. That is why the system did not work.

The another question is "How could civil defence stop the fire?" The answer is: No any such long hoses for such towers and helicopters should be used for such cases but for some reasons there was no any helicopter at the site so one of the idea came out which is USING THE CONCRETE Pipe riser PUMPS to supply water through the risers to stop the fire at the upper floors.

This idea worked and NO VICTIMES again am repeating it NO VICTIMES at all.

I think the reason is very clear and the way to stop the fire is very clear too so no need for such comments about the location of tower and that Allah does not like it blah blah blah.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 11:24 PM   #2255
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That's a pretty ingenious way to put the fire out.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 02:34 AM   #2256
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 04:06 AM   #2257
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thats fire accident can be examination for fire department in MECCA city...how to handle fire burning on high rise tower...its important..
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:15 PM   #2258
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Okay, back to topic.

A bit shocked to see the news of the fire in the tower. But it's hopefully not too serious. No casualties, so that's already a positive thing.

Hopefully no damage to the inner construction and core or this whole project can be on hold for the next year...

I don't think the fire department of Mecca, or however they call it there, wasn't prepared for this kind of fires? Because there isn't a lot highrise in Mecca, the firemen aren't trained for such fires, I guess?

Nevertheless, the tower is way too high for the trucks or the water from the pipes. Firemen should take the stairs and do all the way by foot. Just like in the World Trade Center on 9/11.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 11:46 PM   #2259
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is there any news about any injuries in the fire ?
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Old October 25th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #2260
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man, i dont like to project at all, but i would never wish fire on it...

this sucks, how much are they set back, anyone know yet?
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