Cairo: Every year, millions of Muslims intersect on a Saudi holy cities of Mecca and Medina for a annual hajj pilgrimage, with a large ceremonies representing a vital confidence and logistical plea for a kingdom’s authorities.
On occasion, a hajj and events surrounding it have been harmed by accidents and tragedies, such as Friday’s derrick fall on a Grand Mosque in Mecca that killed 107 people. In a complicated traffic, crushes and pileups have killed hundreds in a past.
Here’s a demeanour during some lethal hajj-related incidents:
2015: At slightest 107 people are killed and scores bleeding when a derrick collapses in bad weather, crashing onto a Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam’s holiest site.
2006: More than 360 pilgrims are killed in a bolt during a dried plain of Mina, nearby Mecca, where pilgrims lift out a mystic stoning of a demon by throwing pebbles opposite 3 mill walls. The day before a hajj began, an eight-story building being used as a hostel nearby a Grand Mosque in Mecca collapsed, murdering during slightest 73 people.
2004: A vanquish of pilgrims during Mina kills 244 pilgrims and injures hundreds on a final day of a hajj ceremonies.
2001: A bolt during Mina during a final day of a event ceremonies kills 35 hajj pilgrims.
1998: About 180 pilgrims are trampled to genocide in panic after several of them fell off an overpass during a final stoning protocol during Mina.
1997: At slightest 340 pilgrims are killed in a glow during a tent city of Mina as a fire was aided by high winds. More than 1,500 were injured.
1994: Some 270 pilgrims are killed in a bolt during a stoning protocol during Mina.
1990: The misfortune hajj-related tragedy claims a lives of 1,426 pilgrims in a bolt in an packed walking hovel heading to holy sites in Mecca.