Mecca stampede: Death toll rises to 769 in Hajj disaster, Iran denounces 'crime'

Mecca stampede: Death toll rises to 769 in Hajj disaster, Iran denounces 'crime'

The death toll in a crush at the annual haj pilgrimage outside Mecca rose to 769, Saudi Arabia said on Saturday, as arch-rival Iran said Saudi officials should be tried in an international court for what it called a crime.

Security boosted as death-marred Hajj ends

Security boosted as death-marred Hajj ends

Saudi Arabia deployed large numbers of special forces on Saturday as pilgrims performed the final rituals of a hajj marred by double tragedies that killed more than 800 people.

`We can`t find him` - lament of pilgrims after Hajj disaster in Saudi Arabia

"We can`t find him" was the lament of anxious relatives and friends on Saturday as they scoured hospital wards and the morgue, two days after the disaster at the Hajj.

Hajj stampede beyond human control, says top Saudi cleric

Hajj stampede beyond human control, says top Saudi cleric

Saudi Arabia`s top religious leader says a stampede which killed 717 pilgrims was beyond human control, official media reported on Saturday, the final day of this year`s hajj.

Hajj stampede: Death toll of Indians killed outside Mecca rises to 18

The death toll of Indian pilgrims in the horrific stampede during Hajj rose to 18 on Saturday as Saudi Arabia grappled to come to terms with the worst tragedy to hit the annual pilgrimage in 25 years that has claimed 719 lives so far.

Mecca stampede: 14 Indian Haj pilgrims dead, 13 injured

 At least 14 Indian Haj pilgrims were among the over 700 killed in Thursday`s stampede near Makkah in Saudi Arabia, nine of them being from Gujarat, it was officially announced on Friday.

Iran calls Saudi unfit to manage Hajj after disaster

Shiite Muslim Iran, furious that 131 of its people died in the stampede at this year`s Hajj, blames Sunni rival Saudi Arabia and says it is unfit to manage the pilgrimage.

Saudi Prince caused Hajj stampede?

Saudi Prince caused Hajj stampede?

While Saudi Arabia on Friday suggested pilgrims failing to follow crowd control rules bore some blame for the stampede that claimed more than 700 lives, a report has blamed convoy of the son of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the tragedy.

Two Hyderabad women among those killed in Hajj stampede

Another woman from Hyderabad is among those killed in the stampede during Hajj at Mina near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, officials said.

Saudi Arabia suggests pilgrims at fault over Hajj deaths, Iran indignant

Saudi Arabia suggests pilgrims at fault over Hajj deaths, Iran indignant

Saudi Arabia, under growing pressure to account for a crush that killed more than 700 people at the Hajj pilgrimage, on Friday suggested pilgrims failing to follow crowd control rules bore some blame for the worst disaster at the event for 25 years.

Saudi Arabia's authorities under fire after Hajj stampede kills more than 700

Saudi Arabia's authorities under fire after Hajj stampede kills more than 700

 Blame shifted towards Saudi authorities on Friday after a stampede at the hajj killed at least 717 people, in the worst tragedy to strike the annual Muslim pilgrimage in a quarter-century.

717 dead and above 900 injured in Mecca stampede; death toll may rise

The Mecca stampede took place a day before Bakri Eid and the death toll may rise. Till now, 717 have been reported dead and above 900 injured.

Hajj stampede: 14 Indians killed in Mecca; Sushma Swaraj assures full assistance

Hajj stampede: 14 Indians killed in Mecca; Sushma Swaraj assures full assistance

At least 717 people, including 14 Indians, have been killed in the stampede during Haj at Mina near holy city of Mecca on Thursday. It is the worst tragedy that has hit the world's holiest Muslim pilgrimage in 25 years.

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Saudi criticised after hajj stampede kills more than 700

Saudi criticised after hajj stampede kills more than 700

Blame shifted towards Saudi authorities on Friday after a stampede at the hajj killed at least 717 people, in the worst tragedy to strike the annual Muslim pilgrimage in a quarter of a century.

Saudi Arabia stampede: More than 700 die in worst Hajj disaster in 25 years

Saudi Arabia stampede: More than 700 die in worst Hajj disaster in 25 years

At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed on Thursday in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage for 25 years. 

Hajj stampede: Indian Muslims in grief day before Eid

Muslim religious leaders in India reacted with grief and shock over the stampede near Mina in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. Some felt it was time the Saudi authorities limited the number of pilgrims visiting the country for Haj.

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A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj season -- the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca -- has killed more than 700 people and injured 800 others in Saudi Arabia.

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Sonia Gandhi expresses shock over stampede deaths in Mecca

 Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday expressed deep shock and distress over the deaths and injuries in a stampede in Mecca.