Published On: Thu, Sep 24th, 2015

Over 250 Pilgrims Martyred In Mina Stampede


RIYADH: At least 250  Hajj pilgrims were killed and nearly 400 others injured on Thursday in stampede during stoning of devil in Saudi Arabia.

According to Al Arabiya News, at least 250 pilgrims have died while at least 400 others were injured when a stampede broke out in the tent city of Mina today.

The news channel quoted Saudi Arabia’s civil defense officials.

Nearly two millions pilgrims were performing last major rite of this year’s hajj at Mina on the third day of their pilgrimage and first day of Eid-ul-Azha when the incident took place

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