150 Pilgrims feared dead in Mecca stampede


Authorities in Saudi Arabia say at least 150 people have been killed and 390 injured in a crush at Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca, where 2 million people are performing the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Pilgrims who spent the night in the plain fields of Muzdalifa, began trooping to the Jamarat as early as 3am local time.

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Hundreds more were injured, civil defence officials said. Aid workers are currently conveying corpses and injured pilgrims to hospitals.


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