Mecca Hajj stampede
Mecca Hajj stampede

RIYADH — The death toll in Thursday’s stampede in Mina, neighboring the holy city Mecca, has risen to 769, Saudi Health Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday.
Until now, the deadly disaster has left 769 pilgrims dead and 934 wounded, the minister said at a news conference. (Saudi Arabia-Stampede-Death Toll)
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RIYADH — Saudi Arabia denied on Saturday the involvement of Africans in the deadly stampede in Mecca that killed 717 pilgrims, Sabq online newspaper reported. (Saudi Arabia-Stampede)
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MOMBASA, Kenya — The Kenyan government on Saturday released the Norwegian ship which it had detained at the Mombasa port for allegedly trafficking undeclared weapons. (Kenya-Norwegian Ship-Release)
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BRUSSELS — An estimated half a million diesel cars licensed in Belgium could be affected by the Volkswagen diesel emissions-fixing scandal, the Belgian economy minister told a local newspaper on Saturday. (Belgium-Volkswagen-Minister)
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YAOUNDE — Cameroon’s Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MINATD) and Chairman of the national El Hadj commission Emmanuel Rene Sadi said Saturday 21 Cameroonian pilgrims have been certified dead, many more wounded and several others missing during a big stampede that took place on Thursday at Mecca in Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Arabia-Stampede-Cameroon) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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