At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

On 24 September 2015, a "crush and stampede" led to the death of over 2,000 individuals, many of whom were suffocated or crushed during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, making it the deadliest Hajj disaster in history. Estimates of the number of dead vary: the Associated Press reported 2,411 dead, while Agence France-Presse reported 2,236 killed. Based on the total of the individual national reports cited in the table below, at least 2,431 people died. The government of Saudi Arabia officially reported two days after the event that there had been 769 deaths and 934 injured. These figures remained official at the time of the following year's Hajj and were never updated. The largest number of victims were from Iran, followed by Mali and Nigeria.

At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

September 24, 2015

At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

On 24 September 2015, a "crush and stampede" led to the death of over 2,000 individuals, many of whom were suffocated or crushed during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, making it the deadliest Hajj disaster in history. Estimates of the number of dead vary: the Associated Press reported 2,411 dead, while Agence France-Presse reported 2,236 killed. Based on the total of the individual national reports cited in the table below, at least 2,431 people died. The government of Saudi Arabia officially reported two days after the event that there had been 769 deaths and 934 injured. These figures remained official at the time of the following year's Hajj and were never updated. The largest number of victims were from Iran, followed by Mali and Nigeria.

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