Tag Archives: Mecca

September 25

Hajj horror leaves 717 dead in stampede

LATEST: A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj season — the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca — has killed more than 700 people and injured close to 900 others in Saudi Arabia. The stampede occurred Thursday morning during the ritual known as “stoning the devil” in a tent city in the […]

September 12

107 killed in crane collapse at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

A powerful storm caused a crane to topple Friday afternoon at one of Islam‘s most important mosques — the Masjid al-Haram, or Grand Mosque in Mecca — killing at least 107 people and injuring 238 others, Saudi Arabia’s civil defense authorities said Friday on Twitter. CNN reports: The crane fell 10 days before the start […]