310 killed in Haj stampede

Riyadh, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 310 people were killed on Thursday in a stampede during the Haj pilgrimage in the Saudi Arabian holy city of Mina, authorities said.

As many as 450 people were injured in the tragedy, about five kilometres from Makkah, the Saudi Civil Defence authorities said.

“…The number of cases has risen to 310 deaths from different nationalities,” said a tweet in Arabic from the official account of the Directorate of the Saudi Civil Defense.

One Indian is among the injured.

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