Thursday, September 24, 2015

At Least 717 Dead and 800 Injured After Stampede In Mina

Another devastating incident has happened during the pilgrimage of Muslims this year.

Currently, there are at least 453 dead and at least 700 injured during the stampede that happened in tent city of Mina.
The stampede happened during the "Stoning of the Devil", last major rite of the Muslim pilgrimage.
The Stoning of the Devil ritual is considered the most dangerous part of the pilgrimage, as sudden crowd movements on or near the Jamaraat Bridge can cause people to be crushed. On several occasions, hundreds of participants have suffocated or been trampled to death in stampedes.

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