AFP
Last updated: 24 September, 2015

At least 100 dead, 390 hurt in stampede at hajj in Saudi

At least 100 people were killed and 390 hurt in a stampede of pilgrims Thursday during the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia, the civil defence service said.

Rescue operations were under way, the service said on Twitter, after the stampede in Mina near Mecca, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims were taking part in the last major rite of the hajj.