Iran blames Saudi Arabia for haj disaster

Published: 2015/9/24 23:411292 Reads
Follow up (AIN) - The head of Iran's haj organization blames Saudi "mismanagement" for a crush of pilgrims outside Mecca that killed hundreds of people, including 41 Iranian pilgrims.

Saeed Ohadi that the incident might have been caused by the closure of a road. It is another 60 Iranian pilgrims were wounded in the incident.

Saudi authorities say at least 717 people were killed and at least 805 were injured.

Thursday's disaster was the deadliest such incident on the annual haj pilgrimage in more than two decades, and comes nearly two weeks after a crane collapsed in Mecca, killing 100 people.
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