Jamarat Bridge Stampede in Mecca Kills at Least 270 Muslim Pilgrims Hot

Jamarat Bridge Stampede in Mecca Kills at Least 270 Muslim Pilgrims

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A stampede at Jamarat Bridge in Mecca kills at least 270 Muslim pilgrims at the stoning of the Devil ritual. Some pilgrims are trampled to death while others are pushed off the side of the bridge.

Saudi authorities have spent millions of dollars for improvements in this area over the past few years. They've built tunnels and overhead passes and widened roads, all to avoid a repeat of the 1990 stampede that killed 1,426 pilgrims.

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Improvement of Jamarat Bridge and Surrounding Area in Mina

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