At least 220 people killed in Saudi Arabia hajj stampede

September 24, 2015 9:17 AM

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BREAKING NEWS: Saudi Arabian civil defense officials said Thursday that at least 220 people were killed and 450 others were injured in a stampede near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where an estimated 2 million people are undertaking the traditional hajj pilgrimage.

Reuters, citing Saudi state television, reported that the stampede took place in Mina, a tent city located approximately three miles east of Mecca itself. The area is on the main road from the center of Mecca to the Hill of Arafat, revered by Muslims as the place where Muhammad gave his farewell ser...

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