Stoning the Devil Stampede Kills Muslim Pilgrims

 Stoning the Devil Stampede Kills Muslim Pilgrims

Stoning of the devil 2006 Hajj
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During the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage one of the thing which Muslims do is the "Stoning the Devil" ritual. Pilgrims throw stones at the three jamarat in Mina, a small city east of Mecca. Most Muslims are taught that it's best to perform the ritual immediately after noon prayers, leading to a rush as everyone tries to do it at the same time.

On this date, at least 346 pilgrims are killed and another 289 are injured during a stampede.

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