PM condoles loss of lives in Haj stampede

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the loss of lives due to a horrific Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia.

“Distressing news from Mecca. Pained at loss of lives due to the stampede. Condolences to families of the deceased and prayers with the injured,” the prime minister said in a message from the US.

At least 450 people were killed on Thursday in the stampede that also left over 700 pilgrims injured, including one Indian.

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