Saudi Arabia says at least 150 pilgrims dead in hajj stampede

Published: Thursday 24th September 2015 by The News Editor

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At least 150 people have been killed in a stampede at the annual hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia’s civil defence directorate said.

At least 400 other pilgrims were injured in Thursday’s stampede, which took place in Mina, on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca.

Some two million people are taking part in this year’s hajj pilgrimage, which began on Tuesday.

Published: Thursday 24th September 2015 by The News Editor

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