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Mecca: Saudi Hajj stampede kills 717 - PHOTO- UPDATED

According to the latest information, at least 805 injured

Baku. 24 September. REPORT.AZ/ At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a stampede at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where some two million people are performing the annual Haj pilgrimage, Report informs referring to Reuters, Saudi authorities said.

At least 805 others were injured in the crush, which occurred when two large groups of pilgrims arrived together at a crossroads on Street 204 at the camp city at Mina, a few kilometers east of Mecca.

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Stampede near Mecca already leaves 310 dead,450 Injured, Saudi authorities say, Report informs referring foreign media.

Sputnik International writes, two million people were performing the traditional haj pilgrimage, "stoning the devil". 

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According to the latest information, at least 220 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, Report informs referring to foreign media, the officials in Saudi Arabia say.

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At least 150 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say.

Report informs referring to foreign media, the civil defence authority said that, another 450 people were injured in the incident at Mina, about 5km (3 miles) from Mecca.

Rescue operations were under way, it added.

The stampede occurred on the first day of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice.

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At least 100 people killed and 390 injured in crush during Hajj pilgrimage outside Mecca. 

Report informs referring to Saudi officials say. 

A stampede reportedly broke out in Mina located in the neighborhood of Mecca in Makkah Province.

Saudi news source Al Arabiya, citing Saudi Civil Defence reported that the situation has been brought under control. The number of casaulities could increase.

It is situated 5 kilometers to the east of the Holy city of Mecca, and stands on the road from Mecca's city center to the Hill of Arafat.

In recent days there has been a spat of incidents in Mecca, where over 2 million Muslim pilimgrims have gathered for the annual haj pilgrimage.

On Wednesday, (23 September), over 200 piligrims got trapped inside a train after its door malfunctioned. The pilgrims were trapped inside for over 30 minutes, over a dozen haj pilgrims fainted before they were rescued.

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