Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hundreds of Muslim pilgrims killed during stampede outside of Mecca

Over 700 Muslim pilgrims were killed and hundreds more injured in a stampede on Thursday outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where some two million people are performing the annual haj pilgrimage.

Ambulances transported injured pilgrims to a hospital in Mina on Thursday following a stampede at the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Saudi authorities said on Thursday the death toll from a stampede at the annual hajj pilgrimage has risen to at least 717 with hundreds more injured.

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