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  • Sept 25, 2015 (06:45 AM UTC) Mecca stampede: death toll rises to 717

    The stampede near the Holy city of Mecca that claimed the lives of 717 people and left 863 injured, has been described as one of the deadliest incidents to have occurred during the Hajj pilgrimage in 25 years. According to media reports, in an effort to improve the level of organization, King Salman has ordered an urgent review of this year’s Hajj plans. Iran has lost 95 citizens in the tragedy eliciting strong response from the Supreme leader of Iran, who has criticized Saudi Arabia’s preparedness. The stampede is the second tragedy to have occurred in Mecca in two weeks. Earlier, a crane had collapsed killing 109 people.

    Saudi Arabia says toll in stampede could rise, orders probe
    Riyadh, Sep 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Thursday ordered an investigation into the stampede in Mina that left over 700 Haj pilgrims dead and more than 800 injured, even as the authorities said the toll was expected to rise.

    Sept 24, 2015 (11:45 AM UTC) Mecca stampede: Death toll rises to 453
    As per latest reports, the death toll in the stampede in the Holy city of Mecca has risen to 453. Around 719 people are said to be injured. 

    Sept 24, 2015 (11:30 AM UTC) As per recent media reports, the death toll has risen to 310 taking the number of injured to 450 in the Hajj incident. The deaths occurred on the very first of Eid al-Adha, one of the holiest days in the Muslim calendar.

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    Major Disasters in Hajj

    DateIncidents
    December 1975 An exploding gas cylinder caused a fire in a tent colony and resulted in the deaths of 200 pilgrims.
    November 15, 1978 Icelandic Airlines Loftleiðir HF Flight LL 001 crashed at Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 170 (mostly Indonesian) Muslim pilgrims returning from the Hajj.
    November 26, 1979 Pakistan International Airlines Flight 740 crashed after takeoff from the old Jeddah International Airport on 26 November 1979 killing all 156 on board.
    August 19, 1980 Saudia Flight 163 had a cargo compartment fire shortly after take-off from Riyadh airport. All 287 passengers and 14 crew on board the Lockheed L-1011-200 TriStar, registration HZ-AHK, died after the aircraft made an emergency landing.
    July 31, 1987 A clash between Iranian demonstrators and Saudi security forces brought death to more than 400 pilgrims and injury to thousands more.
    July 9, 1989 Two bombs exploded, killing one pilgrim and wounding another 16. Saudi authorities executed 16 Kuwaiti Shia Muslims for the bombings after originally suspecting Iranian agents.
    July 2, 1990 A stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel (Al-Ma'aisim tunnel) leading out from Mecca towards Mina and the Plains of Arafat led to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims, many of them of Malaysian, Indonesian and Pakistani origin.
    July 11, 1991 Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 (operated by Nationair) was a chartered passenger flight from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Sokoto, Nigeria which crashed shortly after takeoff from King Abdulaziz International Airport, killing all 247 Hajj pilgrims and 14 crew members on board.
    May 23, 1994 A stampede killed at least 270 pilgrims at the stoning of the Devil ritual.
    April 15, 1997 343 pilgrims were killed and 1,500 injured in a tent fire. The tents are now fireproof.
    April 9, 1998 at least 118 pilgrims were trampled to death and 180 injured in an incident on Jamarat Bridge.
    March 5, 2001 35 pilgrims were trampled to death in a stampede during the stoning of the Devil ritual.
    February 11, 2003 The stoning of the Devil ritual claimed 14 pilgrims' lives.
    February 1, 2004 251 pilgrims were killed and another 244 injured in a stampede during the stoning ritual in Mina.
    January 12, 2006 A stampede during the stoning of the Devil on the last day of the Hajj in Mina killed at least 346 pilgrims and injured at least 289 more. The incident occurred shortly after 13
    November 1, 2011 Two pilgrims, a wife and husband, died in a coach fire. There were two coaches in the convoy, and a person in the second coach noticed smoke billowing from the coach in front. He radioed the driver to stop. Everybody evacuated the coach, and as the last two were getting out, the coach suffered three explosions.
    September 24, 2015 More than 700 pilgrims were killed and another 800 injured during a stampede in the 2015 Hajj

     

    Saudi Arabian Embassies and Consulates
    Country name City Phone Number Fax Email
             
    Argentina Buenos Aires 54-11-48023375 / 54-11-48024303/+54-11-48020760 +54-11-48061581 aremb@mofa.gov.sa
    Australia Canberra +61 (2) 62507000 0262828911 auemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Austria Vienna (0043 1) 367 25 31, 367 25 32 (0043 1) 367 25 40 atemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Bahrain Manama 973-537722 973-533261  
    Bangladesh Dhaka 0088028829333-29,32,34 0088028823616 bdemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Belgium Brussels 003226492044 003226468538 beemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 0038733211862 0038733212204 baemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Brazil Brasilia 55-61-32483525 55-61-32482905 bremb@mofa.gov.sa
    Brunei Brunei Darussalam 006732792823/ 006732792822/ 006732792821 006732792826 bnemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Canada Ottawa (+1) 613-237 4100/ 001-613-2374101/ 001-613-2374102 001-613-2370567 caemb@mofa.gov.sa
    China Bejing 86-10-65324825 / 86-10-65325325 86-10-65325324 cnemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Cuba Havana 005372144590/ 005372144591/ 005372144592 005352144587  
    Czech Republic Praha +420 257 316 606 +420 257 316 593 resa@saudiembassy.cz
    Denmark Copenhagen 45 3962 1200 45-39626009 dkemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Ethiopia Addis Ababa 251-11-4425643 251-11-4425646 etemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Finland Helsinki +358 9 477 8870 +358 9 454 3060 seemb@mofa.gov.sa
    France Paris 0033146794000 0033156794001 fremb@mofa.gov.sa
    Ghana Accra +233.30.277.4311 +233.30.277.3424 ghemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Hungary Budapest +36 1 436 95 00 +36 1 453 35 54 huemb@mofa.gov.sa
    India New Delhi 00911143244444 00911126144244 – 0091114163223 inemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Indonesia Jakarta 0062218011533/ 0062218011534/ 0062218011535 0062218005221 – 0062218011527 idemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Italy Rome 003906844851 0039068558658 ambasciata.saudita@arabia-saudita.it
    Italy Roma +39-6-8840807/+39-6-8551641 +39-6-8558658 itemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Japan Tokyo 81-3-35895241 81-3-35895200 jpemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Jordan Amman 0096265924154/ 0096265924156/ 0096265920155 0096265921154 joemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Kenya Nairobi 00254204062781/ 00254204062782/ 00254204062783/ 00254204062784 00254204045262/ 00254204045263 keemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 60-3-42579825 60-3-42578751 myemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Mauritius Pretoria 27-12-3624231 / 27-12-3624242 27-12-3624248 / 27-12-3624239 mremb@mofa.gov.sa
    Mexico Mexico City 00525555968845/ 00525555960173/ 00525555960789/ 00525550203161 00525550203160 mxemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Morocco Rabat 00212537657454/ 00212537633738/ 00212537633000 00212537639696 maemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Netherlands The Hague +31-70-3614391 0031703561452 Saudiembassy@casema.nl
    New Zealand Auckland 0800728341/ 006499127808 006499126659 nzcon@mofa.gov.sa
    Nigeria Abuja 002347098221442/ 0023497822675 00234134906 ngemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Pakistan Islamabad + 92 - 51 - 2600900 + 92 - 51 - 2278816 pkemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Pakistan Karachi 0092512600900/ 0092512600902/ 0092512600903 0092512278816 pkemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Philippines Makati City 0063228909735/006328564444 0063228953493 phemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Poland Warsaw 0048228400000/ 0048228406599/ 0048228406499 0048228405636 plemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Portugal Lisbon 3041750 - 3041751 - 3041752 - 3041753 3014277 ptemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Qatar Doha 007944832030/ 007944832711/ 007944832712/ 007944832713 007944832720 qaemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Singapore Singapore City (65) 6734 5878/79 (65) 6738 5291/6734 062 sgemb@mofa.gov.sa
    South Africa Pretoria 0027123624230/ 0027123624231/ 0027123624233 0027123624239 zaemb@mofa.gov.za
    Sri Lanka Colombo 0094112682087/0094112682089/ 0094115333823/ 0094115333826 0094112682088 Consular Section Fax: 0094115333237 lkemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Switzerland Bern +41-31-3521555 /+ 41-31-3521556 +41-31-3514581 chemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Tanzania Dar es Salaam 0025522667833/0025522668203 0025522668362 tzemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Thailand Bangkok +66-2-6392999/+66-2-6392960 +66-2-6392950 themb@mofa.gov.sa
    Turkey Ankara +90-312-4685540 /+ 90-312-4685542 +90-312-4274886 tremb@mofa.gov.sa
    Uganda Kampala 00256313340617/ 00256313340616 00256313340618 ugemb@mofa.gov.sa
    United Kingdom London +44 (0)20 7917 3000 00442079173113 ukemb@mofa.gov.sa
    United Kingdom London +44 (0)20 7917 3000 +44 (0)20 7917 3255 ukemb@mofa.gov.sa
    United States Washington DC 0012023423800 0012029443113 usemb@mofa.gov.sa
    Uzbekistan Tashkent 00998712815101/ 00998712815104/ 00998712815107 00998711526106 - 00998711400260 uzemb@mofa.gov.sa

    Sept 24, 2015 (11:00 AM UTC) At least 150 people have died in a stampede that took place in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca, where about two million people are taking part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage. As per media reports, 390 people also have been injured in the incident which happened during the stoning ceremony. The incidence is the second major disaster at Mecca within a month; on Sep 18 more than 100 people died after a construction crane fell on the Grand Mosque.

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