Crush during the Hajj: at least 150 killed, 390 injured

THE GUARDIAN –  During a crash at Mina at least 100 people die, Civil Defense of Saudi Arabia say. Mina is near the holy city of Mecca, where two million people are performing the annual hajj pilgrimage. National TV channel also cited civil defence officials as saying that 390 people were injured in the incident. Thursday is also Eid al-Adha, when Muslims slaughter a sheep. It has traditionally been the most dangerous day of haj because vast numbers of pilgrims attempt to perform rituals at the same time in a single location.

 


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