Thursday, 24 September 2015

Another tragedy rocks Mecca as Stampede to 'stone the devil' kills over 300 pilgrims in Saudi Arabia(See Photos)

According to CNN, no fewer than 300 pilgrims were killed today September 24th in a stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. According to reports, 400 other pilgrims were injured in the stampede which happened in Mina, on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca. It is believed that the death toll will rise as most of those injured are said to be in critical condition. This sad incident comes weeks after a crane accident left over 100 people dead in a mosque in Mecca. Another photo...

Just on Monday, it was reported that 20 Nigerian pilgrims have so far died in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the hajj. We are not sure if there are Nigerians involved in this latest tragedy.

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