Hajj Ends in Saudi Arabia; Stampede Death Toll Reaches 769

September 27, 2015 1:18 AM

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Hajj Ends in Saudi Arabia; Stampede Death Toll Reaches 769

The annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia ended without further incident Saturday, as the death toll from Thursday's stampede there reached 769.

Saudi Health Minister Khalid al-Falih said Saturday that 934 people were injured in the crush at Mina, on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca. Iranians constitute the largest group of deaths identified so far, 136. Iranian state TV said a former ambassador to Lebanon was among more than 300 Iran...

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