White House: Hajj stampede ‘heartbreaking’

A pilgrim being escorted after deadly stampede. (Essa Al-Dobisi/Al Arabiya)

The White House on Thursday offered condolences after a “heartbreaking” stampede in Saudi Arabia that left more than 700 Muslim pilgrims dead.

“The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the hundreds of Hajj pilgrims killed and hundreds more injured in the heartbreaking stampede in Mina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said National Security Council spokesman Ned Price.

“As Muslims around the world continue to celebrate Eid al-Adha, we join you in mourning the tragic loss of these faithful pilgrims.”
 

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