Al-Ma’aisem tunnel crowd incident 03/07/1990

Al-Ma'aisem tunnel crowd incident 03/07/1990

Witnesses describe stampede that killed 1,400 pilgrims in Mecca

Stoning The Devil' Began Mecca's Tunnel Tragedy

MANAMA, Bahrain – The Moslem pilgrims who crowded into the Mo’essem tunnel in Mecca were hurrying to perform the ritual of “stoning the devil,” the climax of the annual pilgrimage, or hajj.

FILIPINO PILGRIMS AMONG VICTIMS OF MECCA TUNNEL TRAGEDY

At least 21 Filipino pilgrims died in the tunnel mishap in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which killed more than 1,000 Muslims participating in the annual “Haj” (holy pilgrimage) on July 2.

1,400 Reported Killed in Mecca Tunnel Crush

 

About 1,400 Muslim pilgrims suffocated or were trampled to death Monday in a stampede in a pedestrian tunnel leading to the holy city of Mecca, witnesses and diplomats said.

Pilgrim stampede kills 1,400

A stampede of religious pilgrims in a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca leaves more than 1,400 people dead on July 3, 1990. This was at the time the most deadly of a series of incidents over 20 years affecting Muslims making the trip to Mecca.

Mecca Tunnel Disaster

On 2 July there was a widely reported disaster at Mecca involving religious pilgrims in a pedestrian tunnel. The first reports that I saw—I have since checked them—indicated that up to 100 people had died, but this figure climbed within a day to well over 1,400.

SAUDIS CONFIRM 1,426 KILLED BY CRUSH IN MECCA TUNNEL

CAIRO, JULY 3 — Saudi Arabia’s interior minister confirmed tonight that 1,426 Moslem pilgrims died Monday when they were crushed or suffocated in a stampede in a pedestrian tunnel outside the holy city of Mecca.

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