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Stampede Near Mecca Leaves 717 Dead, 863 Injured

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Piazza of the Prophet's Holy Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia

Piazza of the Prophet's Holy Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Sekretärin.


Hundreds were killed during a stampede in Mina, near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, as two million people were performing the traditional haj pilgrimage, according to the Saudi Civil Security Service.

At least 717 people lost their lives and 863 sustained injuries in a stampede that occurred on the third day of the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

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