Tag Archives: stampede

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 24

CNN UPDATE: Stampede kills 220 at Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca

A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj season has killed at least 220 people and left 450 others wounded. The stampede occurred during the ritual known as “stoning the devil” in the tent city of Mina, about two miles from Mecca. Hundreds have been killed in past years during the same […]

September 24

Scores killed in Saudi Arabia Hajj stampede UPDATED

BREAKING NEWS:  At least 220 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say. Another 450 people were injured in the incident at Mina, between Mount Arafat and Mecca’s Grand Mosque. The stampede occurred as more than a million […]