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domenica 27 settembre 2015

Stampede in Saudi Arabia: the budget of the stampede rises to 769 dead

Bousculade en Arabie saoudite : le bilan de la bousculade s’alourdit à 769 morts
The results of the tragic stampede during a ritual of the pilgrimage in Mina near Mecca has risen to 769 dead and 934 wounded, announced Saturday the Saudi Health Minister Khaled al-Faleh.
A previous drama of balance was reported at least 717 dead and 805 injured.

The Saudi Minister of Health attributed the deadly stampede at Mina lack of discipline tend pilgrims, he said, ignoring the instructions of officials of Hajj.

An inquiry was ordered otherwise by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef.

Every year, pilgrims are killed in stampedes in Mecca with no solution is found to address this recurring phenomenon.

In January 2006, 364 pilgrims were killed in a stampede on the spot.

But the worst tragedy took place in July 1990: a massive stampede occurred in a tunnel in Mina, presumably as a result of failure of the ventilation system. 1426 pilgrims were suffocated dead.