STAMPEDE DURING HAJJ
A heartbreaking tragedy occured on way to jamarat,Mina on thursday,24 september 2015.717 pilgrims were killed and about 865 people were injured.The deadly stampede become the second worst in a number of tragedies to strike the pilgrimage, surpassed only by a tunnel stampede 25 years ago.
Here is an infograph and a list of worst Stampede in the last 40 years during Hajj.
2) Thursday’s stampede on 24 sep 2015, killed 717 pilgrims and 865 more were injured, some critically.In an uncanny similarity, this year’s stampede was also preceded by another tragedy in Makkah. A total of 111 and more than 400 people, including foreign pilgrims, were killed when a crane collapsed on the circumambulation area of the Grand Mosque amid strong winds and heavy rain on September 11.
3)Third worst was in July 31, 1987, when Saudi security forces suppressed rampaging Iranian pilgrims. More than 400 people, including 275 Iranians were killed, according to an official toll.
4)Coming in fourth was another stampede on January 12, 2006, killing 364 pilgrims during the stoning ritual in Mina. Six days before that, 76 people died when a hotel collapsed in downtown Makkah.
5)The fifth worst was on April 15,1997, when a fire caused by a gas stove ripped through a camp housing pilgrims at Mina, killing 343 and injuring around 1,500.
6)6th worst in May 24:,1990, 270 people are killed in a stampede during the stoning, an incident authorities attribute to “record numbers” of pilgrims at the site.
7)The 7th worst was on 2004 February 1: 251 people are killed in a stampede at Mina, also at the stoning of the devil.
8)8th worst on 1975,December: A huge fire started by a gas cannister exploding in a pilgrim camp close to Makkah kills 200 people
9)9th worst on 1979,November 20: Hundreds of gunmen opposed to the Saudi government barricade themselves inside the Grand Mosque, taking dozens of pilgrims hostage. The official toll of the assault and subsequent fighting is 153 people dead and 560 wounded.
10)10th worst on1998,April 9: More than 118 people were killed and 180 injured in a stampede at Mina.
11)11th worst this year,on Sep 11,2015:September 11: 109 people were killed and hundreds injured, including many foreigners, when a crane collapses on Makkah’s Grand Mosque after strong winds and heavy rain.
12)2006,January 6: 76 people died when a hotel collapses in the city center.
13) 2001,March 5: 35 pilgrims, including 23 women, died at the ritual in Mina.
14)2003February 11: 14 faithful, including six women, died on the first day of the stoning ritual.
15) 2005January 22: Three pilgrims were crushed to death in a stampede at the stoning ceremony in Mina.
May Allah grant them Jannah.Ameen.