Indian consulate constantly monitoring Haj tragedy: MEA

New York, Sept. 24 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that the Indian Consulate in Jeddah is continuously monitoring the post-stampede situation in the holy city of Mina, where over 300 people were killed while on a Haj piligrimage.

MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup further said in his tweet that there are no reports of any Indian causality in the tragic incident.

“Our Mission in Jeddah continuously monitoring situation in Makkah following tragic stampede. No confirmed casualties at this point of time,” Swarup tweeted.

According to reports, at least 310 pilgrims have died and 450 wounded in a stampede during Haj pilgrimage in Mina in Saudi Arabia.

The stampede occurred during the devil-stoning ritual where pilgrims throw pebbles at three walls in Mina.

Today was the last day of the pilgrimage and it has traditionally been the most dangerous day of Hajj because vast numbers of pilgrims attempt to perform rituals at the same time in a single location. (ANI)

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