Thursday, September 24, 2015

Over 700 Killed In Hajj Crush of Pilgrims

Reuters reports that at least 717 Hajj pilgrims were killed and 805 others injured in a stampede outside Mecca today.  The crush occurred when two large groups of pilgrims arrived at the same time at a crossroads on the way to performing the "stoning the devil" ceremony at Jamarat. 4,000 rescue workers have been sent to the location of the accident.