ISLAMABAD: At least six Pakistanis have been confirmed dead in the crane accident in Makkah's Grand Mosque, the Foreign Office said today. Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalullah said, “Six Pakistanis were among the dead in Grand Mosque crane tragedy.” 

Pakistani Embassy also rejected television channel’s report that declared 15 Pakistanis dead. 

Witnesses on Saturday described the collapse of a massive construction crane during a vicious thunderstorm a day earlier, an accident that killed 107 people at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

The red and white crane, one of many that rise up around the mosque to service a major expansion project, toppled into a courtyard of the sprawling compound, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world had begun to gather ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Earlier reports said that at least 47 Pakistanis were injured in the crane accident. However, Haj will proceed despite the accident.