150 dead, 390 hurt in stampede during haj in Saudi Arabia

- Published: 24 September 2015
150 dead, 390 hurt in stampede during haj in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: At least 150 people were killed and around 390 injured in a stampeded during Haj outside Mecca according to Saudi-owned State Television.

Rescue operations were under way, Saudi Arabia's civil defence service said on Twitter. 
A few days back, over 100 people were killed when a massive crane smashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque.

Eleven Indians were killed during the crane collapse in Mecca. 

The Saudi government has arranged foolproof safety and security measures, deploying nearly 100,000 men in uniform at the holy sites to make the journey of a lifetime for the two million pilgrims safe and secure. 

Saudi officials said a total of 13,74,206 foreign pilgrims have arrived for Haj this year.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com