100 pilgrims killed near Mecca during haj: Saudi TV

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 4:26 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 100 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a crush at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where some two million people are performing the annual haj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia's al-Ekhbariya television reported.

The news channel also cited civil defense officials as saying that 390 people were injured in the incident.

(Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Dominic Evans)