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Lines continued to flow in Mecca for the annual Hajj, despite the recent stampede which claimed the lives of over 700 pilgrims. (BBC World News) 0

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca (Saudi Arabia) Over 700 people have been declared dead following a stampede during the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj to Mecca, yesterday, around 7:00 PM GMT. Over two million pilgrims were lined up to perform the final rite of throwing stones at a pillar representing the Devil during the celebration, when the incident occurred. The lines stretched across a valley, where witnesses observed the two lines converging on one another approximately 3 miles away from Mecca. Temperatures we said to have been as high as 114 degrees Fahrenheit during the event. This...