220 People Dead In Crush During Hajj Near Mecca

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Middle East:Sept 24; 220 people have been killed in a crush and another 450 people injured during the Hajj outside Mecca on Thursday, according to Saudi Arabia's civil defense authorities.

Two medical screening teams were on the scene, according to the civil defense Twitter account

Rescue operations were under way, it added.

The stampede occurred on the first day of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice.

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