More Than 300 Dead In Hajj Pilgrimage Stampede

310 dead in hajj pilgrimage stampede

RIYADH, Sep 24: At least 310 people were killed and more than 630 injured in a stampede Thursday during the annual hajj pilgrimage just outside Mecca, Saudi officials said.

The civil defense directorate said teams were leading pilgrims to safety and that rescue operations are continuing, Al Arabiya reported. Officials said around 4,000 rescue workers and 220 ambulances were sent to the scene.



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