VIDEO: Saudi Arabia says at least 220 pilgrims dead in Hajj stampede

VIDEO: Saudi Arabia says at least 220 pilgrims dead in Hajj stampede

At least 220 people have been killed in a stampede at the annual hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia’s civil defence directorate said.

At least 450 other pilgrims were injured in Thursday’s stampede, which took place in Mina, on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca.

Some two million people are taking part in this year’s hajj pilgrimage, which began on Tuesday.

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