Mina: At slightest 717 people, including 4 Indians, were killed and over 860 harmed in a bolt on Thursday during Hajj here, in a second misfortune ever tragedy to strike a annual event in Saudi Arabia.
The 4 Indians killed in a tragedy during a mystic stoning of a devil, enclosed a lady and a volunteer, Indian Consulate officials in Jeddah said. Two Indians were also injured.
The Saudi polite counterclaim management pronounced 717 pilgrims from opposite nationalities were killed and 863 others were harmed in a bolt that took place due to a remarkable swell in a series of pilgrims streamer to Jamarat for mystic stoning of a demon by throwing pebbles opposite 3 mill walls resulted in a bolt during 9 AM internal time (1130 IST).
The state-run Saudi Press Agency pronounced a bolt occurred during a intersection of dual streets heading to Jamarat, about 5 kilometres from Makkah.
Among a Indians killed was male from Kerala identified as Mohammed from Kodungaloor in Thrissur district, Kerala’s Rural Development and Non Resident Keralite Affairs (NORKA) Minister K C Joseph pronounced in Thiruvananthapuram.
The defunct had left for a Haj by a privately- sponsored group, he said. A lady from a state was among those injured, he added.
Our Consul General Jeddah reports detriment of 14 Indian lives in stampede. We have 13 harmed in hospital. #Mecca
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A lady traveller from Hyderabad identified as Bibi Jaan was also killed in a stampede, pronounced S A Shukoor, special officer of Telangana State Haj Committee.
Jaan had left on a event with her father and dual other kin on Sep 2. She was held adult in a bolt and died during a sanatorium in Mina, he said.
Two Indians from Assam were among a harmed and have been certified to hospital.
This is a second misfortune tragedy to strike a Haj after 1990 when 1,426 pilgrims were killed in a bolt inside a hovel heading to holy sites.
Indian Haj goal doctors were deployed in all supervision hospitals in Mina and Mecca.