453 killed in Haj tragedy

Riyadh, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 453 people were killed and 719 injured in a stampede on Thursday during the Haj pilgrimage in the Saudi Arabian holy city of Mina, authorities said.

The number of those injured has risen to 719 and 453 people have died, tweeted the official account of the Directorate of the Saudi Civil Defense.

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