Saudi officials: At least 310 dead in hajj pilgrimage stampede

September 24, 2015 9:51 AM

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At least 310 people were killed and 450 injured in a stampede Thursday during the annual hajj pilgrimage on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi officials said.

The civil defense directorate said teams were leading pilgrims to safety and that rescue operations are continuing, Al Arabiya reported. Around 4,000 rescue workers and 220 ambulances are reported to be in attendance.Saudi Arabia's civil defense directorate said the incident happened in Mina on the ...

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