Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mecca Hajj 2015 Stampede - Death toll officially 2,277 People

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Mina_stampede
On 24 September 2015, a crowd collapse caused the deaths of at least 2,277 people who were suffocated or crushed during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in MinaMecca.
http://www.india.com/news/world/hajj-stampede-2015-pictures-shocking-inhuman-behaviour-towards-dead-bodies-of-hajj-pilgrims-581753/

Hajj Stampede 2015 pictures: Shocking inhuman behaviour towards dead bodies of Hajj pilgrims.

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In a turn of events, an ill-fated stampede at the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Hajj left at least 769 killed and more than hundreds left severely near Mecca. According to the Saudi Arabia security official, the stampede occurred at Mina, just outside Mecca. But what has been even more shocking are the pictures flooding the internet related to the inhuman conduct post the aftermath of the Hajj stampede 2015. One can see the Saudi officials using bulldozers to collect the dead bodies into a pile. Despite the authenticity of the pictures remains unclear, they have certainly created sort of stress among the netizens. Also Read: #HajjStampede: List of Indians killed and injured in Mina stampede disclosed.
The worst tragedy in 25 years at the annual Muslim pilgrimage occurred during the symbolic stoning of the devil at Mina, stone-throwing at pillars called Jamarat, where Satan is believed to have tempted the Prophet Abraham just outside the holy city of Mecca. Witnesses to a stampede that left more than 700 people dead at the hajj in Saudi Arabia blamed Saudi authorities.
But the horrific pictures of the terrible conduct at the hands of Saudi official has left the people around the globe in shock. Among the numerous Twitterati sharing the blood-curdling images from the Hajj 2015 has been Tarek Fatah, a Canadian writer. Pakistan born Tarek Fatah shared the gruesome tale of horror on his micro-blogging account about the Hajj Stampede 2-15. He wrote, “Pictures emerge of #Saudi officials bulldozing bodies of dead #Hajj pilgrims like garbage & dumping them into a pile.” After taking a look at the pictures, one can only gasp in disgust.

The Saudi Arabian health minister blamed the pilgrims for the tragedy, but the pilgrimages disagreed. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded apology from Saudi. “This issue will not be forgotten and the nations will pursue it seriously.” ”Instead of accusing this and that, the Saudis should accept the responsibility and apologise to the Muslims and the victims’ families,” he added. With the blame game going in full swing, one will have to wait for the final outcome regarding the massive loss of lives. (Inputs from Agencies).


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