The Latest: Death toll in Saudi hajj tragedy reaches 719

September 24, 2015 8:15 PM

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MECCA, Saudi Arabia — The latest developments from a crush of Muslim pilgrims on the third day of the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia that killed hundreds of people.

The Saudi civil defense directorate says that as of late Thursday, the death toll from the horrific crush during the hajj pilgrimage stood at 719, but that the figure probably would rise as bodies continued to be counted and sent to the morgue.

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