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Thursday, 24 September 2015

MORE THAN 300 PILGRIMS DEAD AT THE CITY OF MINA IN SAUDI ARABIA

                                                             
    It was a sad day at the pilgrimage centre in Mecca Saudi Arabia. More than 300 people has been
reported dead and 400 injured during a stampede in tent city of Mina which is in the outskirt of Mecca. The stampede occured during a ritual called stoning the devil .
This is one of the worst incident in years that has befall pilgrims .Rescue operations are still under way as 4000 workers and 220 ambulance has been deployed to the city.

In the ritual, crowds of pilgrims throw stones at three pillars in re enactment when prophet abraham stoned the devil and rejected his temptations. 

The ceremony is always the scene of stampede in the 1980s and 1990s as pilgrims struggle to reach the pillars. Report says that the death toll may rise due to some of the injured been in a critical condition.
                                   
                                   
                        

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