717 pilgrims martyred in stampede in Mina

September 24, 2015 12:43 PM

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717 pilgrims martyred in stampede in Mina

MINA: At least 717 pilgrims have been martyred following a stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia while 863 have been injured.

The stampede began at around 9:00 am (0600 GMT), shortly after the Saudi civil defence service said on Twitter it was dealing with a "crowding" incident in Mina, about five kilometres (three miles) from Mecca.

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