At least 220 people are said to have been killed and 450 injured in a stampede in Mina outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Thursday in Saudi Arabia.
Over 3 million pilgrims observing this year’s hajj, who spent the night in the plain fields of Muzdalifa, began trooping to the Jamarat as early as 3am local time.
Saudi Arabia’s civil defense directorate said on Twitter that medical teams are trying to sort through injuries and fatalities from the stampede.
More than 220 rescue vehicles and ambulances along with 4,000 pilgrims helped respond to the incident.
Aid workers are currently conveying corpses and injured pilgrims to hospitals.
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