#Hajj Stampede: 717 People Die In #Mecca Crush #Muslims

At least 717 people have died and hundreds more are injured after a stampede on the edge of Mecca, Saudi authorities say.

Civil defence officials said more than 800 were also injured in the crush at Mina, on the outskirts of the Muslim holy city, where some two million people are at the annual pilgrimage.

Some 4,000 rescue workers and 220 ambulances are involved in the emergency operation, officials said.

Source: Hajj Stampede: 717 People Die In Mecca Crush