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Why Stampede at Hajj Occurs During Stone Throwing Ritual?

Notwithstanding the tragic crane crash early this month, another stampede today left 220 pilgrims killed at the “Stoning of the Devil” or “ramī aj-jamarāt” ritual on the last day of Muslim pilgrimage Hajj 2015 on Thursday, which coincided with Eid al-adah festival too. The “stoning of the Devil” with jamarāt or pebbles is part of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage ...

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Second Tragedy Hits Hajj on Eid, 220 Killed in Stampede

Notwithstanding the tragic crane crash that killed 109 people early this month at Mecca, another tragedy struck today at Mina, just outside Mecca, when a stampede occurred and more than 210 people were killed. Also the incident coincided with Eid, that is being celebrated all over the world by Muslims. At least 400 people were injured last time and this ...

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Stampede at Godavari Maha Pushkaram 2015 Could Have Been Avoided

The Godavari Maha Pushakaralu returned after 144 years but so is the tragedy with 27 killed in a stampede that took place this morning between 7.30 am and 8 am with mostly elderly people being the victims. Ironic but the trigger to panic stampede was caused when people rushed towards one of the gates at Kotagummam ghat on the banks of the ...

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Sabarimala pilgrims witness ‘celestial light’ Wednesday, Visit Ayyappa Temple

Lakhs of pilgrims in Sabarimala on Wednesday witnessed the “celestial light” and went delirious with joy amid chantings of “Swamiye Ayyappa, Saranam Ayyappa”, which reverberated all round the temple town in Kerala. The major event of the pilgrimage is witnessing the “Celestial Light” and lakhs of pilgrims waited for hours to witness the celestial event on this auspicious day. The ...

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