More than 150 people killed, 390 injured in stampede during Hajj in Mecca


At least 100 people killed, 390 injured in stampede during Hajj in Mecca, the incident took place when the pilgrims were hitting stone to the devil. Ambulance service reached on time, more details are awaited.


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“We have a stampede accident in Mina and civil defense is dealing with it,” Interior Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Mansour al-Turki said.

“The stampede occurred during the ritual known as “stoning the devil,” where crowds of pilgrims throw stones at a rock wall meant to symbolize a rejection of evil.

Mina is about 5 kilometers east of the holy city of Mecca.

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More than two million Muslims from around the world have gathered in Mecca to perform Hajj- one of the five pillars of Islam.

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