Relief as Hajj 2016 almost over incident free
Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 13 September 2016| 11 Zhul Hijjah 1437
Mina: Pilgrims from around the world on Monday returned to the scene of last year’s deadly stampede to perform a stoning ritual near Makkah that is the final major rite of Haj.
Rivers of pilgrims flowed on multiple ramps toward the Jamarat Bridge where the “stoning of the devil” is taking place under high security.
Last year’s stampede killed hundreds around Jamarat on the first day of the ritual.
Riyadh issued a death toll of 769, although figures compiled from foreign officials in more than 30 countries gave a stampede tally of roughly 2,300.
But a number of safety measures have been taken and pilgrims on Monday expressed no concern.
Source – Gulf news