Home » national news » Second tragedy strikes Haj, 220 people killed, 400 injured in stampede outside Mecca
 
SPEED NEWS

Second tragedy strikes Haj, 220 people killed, 400 injured in stampede outside Mecca

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 September 2015, 14:34 IST

A second tragedy has struck Mecca within a span of two weeks. At least 220 people have reportedly been killed and close to 400 are injured in a stampede outside Mecca during Haj.

The tragedy happened even as Muslims worldwide are celebrating the holy day of Eid al-Adha. An estimated 2 million pilgrims traveled to Mecca for the celebration.

Just two weeks ago, over a hundred people were killed in Mecca when a construction crane fell inside the crowded Grand Mosque.

First published: 24 September 2015, 14:34 IST
 
PREVIOUS STORY
NEXT STORY