Saudi authorities blamed after Hajj stampede kills over 700; Iran holds protest over deaths

September 26, 2015 7:04 PM

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Saudi authorities have been blamed for the stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage which killed at least 717 people, in the worst tragedy to strike the annual Muslim pilgrimage in a quarter-century.

Saudi Arabia categorically denied reports the crush happened after roads were closed to let a convoy of dignitaries through.

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