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Hajj Stampede: More Than 310 Killed, 500 Injured In Mecca [PHOTOS]

At least 310 pilgrims were killed and more than 500 were injured in a stampede at Mina on Thursday, the Saudi civil defense directorate reported. About two million people have gathered in the holy city of Mecca to perform Hajj. The stampede occurred in Street 204 of Mina, just three miles away from the holy city of Mecca. Authorities said this was only the initial number, signalling the death toll could rise further.

Rescue operations underway

According to Al Jazeera, the incident took place in the street between Mecca's Grand Mosque and Mount Arafat. The civil defense directorate has declared an emergency in nearby hospitals and rescue operations are underway. About 220 ambulances and 4,000...