Thursday, September 24, 2015

Prayers for all those hurt and killed in Mecca on Eid-al-Adha

Mecca stampede: At least 453 killed and hundreds injured in crush during hajj

At least 719 people have been hurt in a stampede outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia during the pilgrimage in the deadliest incident in 25 years

Nearly 400 people have been hurt in a stampede outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia during the pilgrimage on Eid al-Adha
The stampede took place in Mina, outside of Mecca Photo: AP

• At least 453 pilgrims killed on Eid al-Adha
• At least 719 injured outside the holy city of Mecca
• Two million people perform the Hajj pilgrimage
• Thursday is also the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha
• Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of safety errors after 43 citizens die
At least 453 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a crush at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where some two million people are performing the annual hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority said.
At least 719 others were injured in the crush, which took place on Street 204 of the camp city at Mina, a few miles east of Mecca, where pilgrims stay for several days during the climax of the hajj.
It is the worst incident since 1990 when 1,426 were killed in a stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel leading out from Mecca towards Mina and the Plains of Arafat.
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