Stampede Kills Over 700 At Hajj Pilgrimage In Mecca

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Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims make their way to cast stones at a pillar symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy) Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims make their way to cast stones at a pillar symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called “Jamarat,” the last rite of the annual hajj, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

From CNN:

Stampede kills more than 700 at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

For full coverage in Arabic, please visit CNN Arabic.

(CNN) 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 close to 900 others in Saudi Arabia.

The stampede occurred Thursday morning during the ritual known as “stoning the devil” in a tent city in the neighborhood…

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