A horrific stampede killed at least 717 pilgrims and injured hundreds more Thursday on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the deadliest tragedy to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in more than two decades.
Iran accused Saudi Arabia of safety errors after at least 43 of its citizens died Thursday in a stampede that killed several hundred pilgrims during the annual hajj ceremonies.
Hundreds were killed and injured in a stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday.
Live updates: Stampede at Mecca kills 717, including 1 Indian; at least 21 Indians among 719 injured
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.
The massive ceremonies during hajj represent a major security and logistical challenge for Saudi Arabia's authorities.
At least 310 people were killed and hundreds were injured in a stampede Thursday at the annual hajj pilgrimage, Saudi authorities said.
At least 100 people were killed and 390 hurt in a stampede of pilgrims Thursday during the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia
Here is an infographic which highlights some figures illustrating the scale of Hajj.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman sanctioned the powerful Saudi Binladin Group on Tuesday over the collapse of a construction crane at Makkah's Grand Mosque, which killed more than 100 people days before the Haj pilgrimage.
Two days after a crane collapse killed 107 people at Mecca's Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia, the region's governor filed an investigative report
A massive construction crane crashed into the Grand Mosque in stormy weather, killing at least 87 people and injuring 184.
Two Indians have been killed and 15 others injured in the crane collapse at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in which more than 100 people have died, the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday.
At least 107 people died when a massive construction crane crashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque, with scores more injured, Saudi authorities said, days before the annual hajj pilgrimage.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the loss of lives in the crane collapse at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in which two Indians were also killed.
At least 62 people were killed and 30 injured when a crane crashed into the Grand Mosque of Saudi Arabia's holy Muslim city of Mecca on Friday.
The HCOI has issued an advisory asking pilgrims to refrain from carrying Viagra, sexual oil and creams, and items such as pornography material, among other list of things.
The Centre on Tuesday assured Haj pilgrims of better facilities in 2015 by taking corrective measures to deal with problems faced by them in 2014 when the state-run Air India was accused of mishandling their travel, causing long delay.
With 1,36,000 Indian pilgrims set to perform Haj this year, India today said all preparations have been completed to ensure a hassle-free pilgrimage.
The new railway will allow millions of pilgrims to cross the 444 kilometres between the two cities at speeds of 320 kmh.