Crush during Hajj pilgrimage, all the news

Crush during Hajj pilgrimage, all the news

At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say. Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj’s last major rite. It is the deadliest incident to occur during the pilgrimage in 25 years.

King Salman has ordered an urgent review of this year’s Hajj plans “to improve the level of organisation”. The supreme leader of Iran, which lost at least 95 of its citizens in the crush, has criticised Saudi Arabia’s preparedness. It is the second disaster to strike Mecca in two weeks, after a crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque, killing 109 people.

HERE BELOW THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT CRUSH IN HAJJ

@AP count shows last month's hajj disaster in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,110 people

@AP count shows last month's hajj disaster in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,110 people

Death toll at Mecca stampede rises to 717 and 805 injured, Saudi Civil Defense says - @KSA_998

Death toll at Mecca stampede rises to 717 and 805 injured, Saudi Civil Defense says - @KSA_998

Saudi authorities say death toll from stampede at Hajj pilgrimage rises to 453 - @AP

Saudi authorities say death toll from stampede at Hajj pilgrimage rises to 453 - @AP

Death toll in Saudi Arabia pilgrimage crush rises to 310, civil defense says - @KSA_998

Death toll in Saudi Arabia pilgrimage crush rises to 310, civil defense says - @KSA_998

Crush during hajj pilgrimage has killed 220 people, Saudi Arabia civil defense says - @KSA_998

Crush during hajj pilgrimage has killed 220 people, Saudi Arabia civil defense says - @KSA_998

At least 100 dead, 390 injured in a crush during Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, civil defense confirms - @KSA_998

At least 100 dead, 390 injured in a crush during Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, civil defense confirms - @KSA_998

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