Comstech Inter Islamic Network on Virtual Universities (CINVU) expresses closeness to the global Islamic community on Thursday after the “tragic loss” of pilgrims killed in a stampede in the Mina valley, outside the Islamic holy city of Mecca. CINVU expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the hundreds of Hajj pilgrims killed and hundreds more injured in the heartbreaking stampede.
The victims included people from different countries. The stampede happened amid a rush of the stoning as part of Hajj rituals. Muslim pilgrims throw stones on a wall representing devil.
This is the second major incident involving massive casualties this month in Saudi Arabia. Early September, 111 pilgrims were killed and 331 others injured in a crane crash in the grand mosque of Mecca.