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717 killed in Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia

Newsroom24x7 Desk

haj stampedeMina, Saudi Arabia: 717 pilgrims from many countries, including two Indians, were killed and about 870 others were injured in a stampede when pilgrims were rushing to stone the devil at the conclusion of their haj here today.
This is the second worst tragedy in 25 years during the world’s holiest Muslim pilgrimage.

updated September 25, 2015; 09:59 Hrs

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