A look at the worst stampedes during Hajj
The deadly stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia on Thursday is just the latest tragedy to strike the pilgrimage
The deadly stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia on Thursday is just the latest tragedy to strike the pilgrimage.
Here is a timeline of significant incidents during the annual event, which draws around two million Muslim faithful from around the world.
1990 - 1,426 Muslim pilgrims were trampled to death in a stampede in a pedestrian tunnel outside of Makkah
1994 - A stampede near the al-Jamarat site just outside Makkah, where pilgrims undertake the ritual of stoning the devil, killed 270 pilgrims.
1997 - A fire in the tent city of Mina tears through a sprawling, crowded district, trapping and killing more than 340 pilgrims and injuring 1,500.
1998 - 180 people were killed in a stampede, close to the al-Jamarat site.
2004 - A stampede at the same site killed 251 Muslim pilgrims and injured another 244
2005: Three pilgrims are crushed to death in a stampede at the stoning ceremony in Mina.
2006 - 364 pilgrims are killed in a stampede during the stoning ritual in Mina. The ritual involves hajj participants throwing pebbles at three headstones, symbolising their rejection of Satan.
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