The hajj stampede which occurred yesterday in Saudi Arabia claimed the lives of some Nigerian pilgrims including some high ranking officials, the delegation of the Nigeria Hajj Commission is still ascertaining the actual figure and the persons affected.
It will be recalled that the stampede occurred yesterday morning in Mina, near Mecca in Saudi Arabia during ‘Stoning the Devil’ ritual. A total of 720 persons have died while 805 others are injured.
‘Stoning the Devil’ is a ritual performed by all pilgrims on the third day of the Hajj.

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