Nigerians among 717 killed in Hajj stampede

September 25, 2015 4:09 AM

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ABOUT 717 people taking part in this year’s pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia have been reportedly killed near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, in what has been described as the most fatal stampede during the religious rite in the last 25 years.

It was gathered that another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims from 184 countries were taking part in the Hajj’s last major rite.

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