Breaking news-717 Muslims Killed, 863 Injured In Saudi, Hajj Stampede


In what is viewed as the worst incident at the Hajj religious ceremony in Mina , Saudi, since 1990, tragedy has, again, sadly befallen the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina in Saudi.

717 Muslims died and at least 863 were  injured, in a street where that is named Street 204 after a stampede occured on Thursday morning.

The stampede occured on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca and the toll will likely rise according to reports from Arabia’s civil defence directorate.

The Injured Muslims, were moved to a total of four hospitals which are located in the Minna region

Annually, pilgrims throng into Mina to hold a ceremony that symbolises  the stoning of the devil , where they throw pebbles against three stone walls.

Because, the stampede did not happen at the site of the three stone walls, where the ‘stoning of the devil’ ritual occurs, pilgrims continued to throng  into Mina for the symbolic stoning of the devil today, as the stampede was happening and afterwards. see more at By Sibusiso Ngwenya

Photo-AFP, A total of four thousand rescue workers, have been deployed to help victims of the Hajj stampede’

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