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Boat in fatal Thai accident was overcrowded, piloted recklessly: Police

The accident happened on Sunday on the Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site located some 80 km north of the Thai capital of Bangkok.
 

Thais search for missing as 15 die in pilgrim boat accident

The search for several missing passengers continued Monday after a boat carrying Muslim pilgrims sank on Thailand`s Chao Phraya river leaving at least 15 people dead, a provincial governor said.

Foreign toll figures show Hajj tragedy deadliest in history

The death toll from September's stampede at the Hajj has risen to at least 1,608, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest incident in the pilgrimage's history.

Hajj stampede: VK Singh heads to Saudi for helping Indian Nationals

Hajj stampede: VK Singh heads to Saudi for helping Indian Nationals

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh is being rushed to Saudi Arabia to coordinate with the authorities there to trace the missing Indians in the Hajj stampede last month.

Muslim pilgrims gather pebbles for last major hajj rite

A sea of Muslim pilgrims moved on Wednesday towards the holy site of Muzdalifah in Saudi Arabia, where they gather pebbles for the last major rite of this year`s hajj.

Two injured in Mecca landslide

Two people were injured late on Friday night when part of a mountain in Mecca collapsed on their home, state news agency SPA said.