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UPDATE: Sand nigger muslim stampede kills more than 1, 621 at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca
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Trent
2016-04-03 23:33:04 UTC
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The toll in the deadliest tragedy
to ever strike the annual hajj pilgrimage rose Wednesday to at
least 1,621 people killed, a new tally showed, as hundreds still
reportedly remain missing.

The Associated Press count is more than double Saudi Arabia’s
official tally of 769 killed and 934 injured in the Sept. 24
disaster in Mina, a few miles from the holy city of Mecca. Saudi
officials have not updated their tally since Sept. 26.

Officials in the Saudi health and interior ministries have not
responded to recent AP requests for comment. On Sunday, Saudi
Prince Turki al-Faisal rejected the idea of sharing the
administration of the hajj with other Muslim nations, raised by
regional rival Iran, saying Riyadh considers it both “a matter
of sovereignty” and a “privilege.”

The AP figure comes from state media reports and officials’
comments from 19 of the over 180 countries that sent citizens to
the five-day annual pilgrimage.

Iran says it had 465 pilgrims killed, while Egypt lost 182,
Nigeria 168 and Indonesia 126.

Others include India with 114, Pakistan with 100, Bangladesh
with 92, Mali with 70, Senegal with 54, Benin with 51, Cameroon
with 42, Morocco with 33, Ethiopia with 31, Sudan with 30,
Algeria with 25, Ghana with 12, Chad with 11, Kenya with eight
and Turkey with seven.

That is excellent news.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/new-tally-shows-
at-least-1621-killed-in-saudi-hajj-tragedy/2015/10/14/8740b3ac-
7279-11e5-ba14-318f8e87a2fc_story.html
 
Don Stockbauer
2016-04-04 17:04:09 UTC
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Jeez, wot hoppened? Were they denied internet access for a few minutes?
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