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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….reports Asian Lite News

Health workers help the injured near the Saudi Arabia's holy Muslim city of Mecca, Sept. 24, 2015. Saudi Arabia's civil defense authorities said on its Twitter account that 150 pilgrims died and 400 other injured on Thursday in a stampede in Mecca
Health workers help the injured near the Saudi Arabia’s holy Muslim city of Mecca, Sept. 24, 2015. Saudi Arabia’s civil defense authorities said on its Twitter account that 150 pilgrims died and 400 other injured on Thursday in a stampede in Mecca

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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