No South African hujjaj were affected by Thursday’s stampede in Mina. At least 310 pilgrims have been reported dead, and 450 injured, with the death-toll expected to rise. The stampede occurred on Road 204, enroute to the Jamarat complex. Photos on social media show the trampled bodies, many of them[…]
Saudi authorities say death toll from the Mina stampede has risen to 310, and 450 pilgrims are reported injured. The Civil Defense service released the toll and said rescue operations were under way after the stampede in Mina. The stampede occurred on Street 204 in Mina. The exact cause of the accident could[…]
At least 310 people have been killed in a stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia’s civil defence directorate said. The directorate said at least 450 other pilgrims were injured in Thursday’s stampede, which took place in Mina, on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca. Mina is[…]
Hajj pilgrims began arriving at Mount Arafat on Wednesday to stand in prayer till sunset in one of the most important days of the Islamic calendar. Saudi authorities have prepared an integrated traffic plan to help ease the pilgrims’ path from the tent city of Mina to Mount Arafat, a 14.4km[…]
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah, advisor of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and chairman of the Central Haj Committee, said that the plan for facilitating the movement of pilgrims from Makkah to Mina was a resounding success. The security and health conditions of the pilgrims are very good,[…]
A Pakistani pilgrim gave birth to a baby boy in Mina on Tuesday, the first day of the annual pilgrimage of Haj. Dr. Muhammad Malaibari, director of Mina Al-Wadi Hospital, said that the delivery was normal and the mother and infant are in good health. This is the first birth[…]
About 60 percent of pilgrims were transported to Mina on Monday evening according to the Haj Ministry’s grouping plan. The remaining 40 percent will be taken to the Tent City on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Muhammad Al-Qarni, adviser to the Haj minister for operations and emergencies, who is also head of[…]
As the night wore on Monday, pilgrims started filling into the tent city of Mina. They came in ones and twos, some on foot, some in wheelchairs, many in buses and SUVs arranged by the pilgrim establishments. All roads and highways from Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh, Dammam, Abha, Jazan and Taif were leading[…]
Some 56 pilgrims injured in the Makkah crane crash accident were transported on Monday by special medical vehicles to Jabal Al-Rahma Hospital and Arafat General Hospital for Standing on Arafat. Disclosing this, Director of the Department of Health Affairs in Makkah Dr. Mustafa Baljoon said that 15 injured pilgrims were[…]
The valley of Mina is all prepared to welcome the Guests of Allah who will start streaming into the tent city from tomorrow (Dhul Hijjah 8) in preparation for the Day of Arafat which falls on Wednesday. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has directed all agencies concerned[…]
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