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Hundreds Dead in Hajj Pilgrimage

Stampede kills hundreds at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Elliot James, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2015

What’s The Skinny? On Thursday, Sept. 24, during the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj, hundreds were trampled during an enormous stampede. The event took place on the Jamarat bridge in Mina when two large groups of people merged together. They were on their way to the Jamarat pillars ...

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