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Hajj 2015: More than 700 dead in Mina stampede

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Saudi Arabia’s civil defense said that at least 717 pilgrims died and at least 863 others were injured on Thursday when a stampede broke out in the tent city of Mina during a Hajj pilgrimage ritual, Al Arabiya News channel reported.

The tragedy was the deadliest to strike the annual Hajj pilgrimage since 1990, where 1,426 Muslim pilgrims were trampled to death.