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originally posted by: thesaneone
originally posted by: maddy21
a reply to: thesaneone
No...Cranes falling and stampede in Hajj is not something which happens every year. Usually these things are well organized by the Saudi's
Yes, people die every year from being trample during the hajj. Why is that so hard to believe?
originally posted by: texasyeti
In Texas stampede means cows. Mooo!
stampede noun stam·pede (ˌ)stam-ˈpēd : an occurrence in which a large group of frightened or excited animals or people run together in a wild and uncontrolled way to escape from something, get out of a place, etc. : a situation in which a lot of people try to do the same thing at the same time
originally posted by: maddy21
stampede in Hajj is not something which happens every year. Usually these things are well organized by the Saudi's
July 2, 1990 : A stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel (Al-Ma'aisim tunnel) leading out from Mecca towards Mina and the Plains of Arafat led to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims, many of them of Malaysian, Indonesian and Pakistani origin.
May 23, 1994 : A stampede killed at least 270 pilgrims at the stoning of the Devil ritual.
April 9, 1998: at least 118 pilgrims were trampled to death and 180 injured in an incident on Jamarat Bridge.
March 5, 2001: Thirty five pilgrims were trampled to death in a stampede during the stoning of the Devil ritual. February 11, 2003: The stoning of the Devil ritual claimed 14 pilgrims' lives.
February 1, 2004: 251 pilgrims were killed and another 244 injured in a stampede during the stoning ritual in Mina. January 12, 2006: A stampede during the stoning of the Devil on the last day of the Hajj in Mina killed at least 346 pilgrims and injured at least 289 more.
December 1975: An exploding gas cylinder caused a fire in a tent colony and resulted in the deaths of 200 pilgrims.
April 15, 1997: 343 pilgrims were killed and 1,500 injured in a tent fire
November 1, 2011: Two pilgrims, a wife and husband, died in a coach fire.
July 31, 1987: A clash between Iranian demonstrators and Saudi security forces brought death to more than 400 pilgrims and injury to thousands more. July 9, 1989: Two bombs exploded, killing one pilgrim and wounding another 16
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the death toll is fairly low. 2+ Million people making the same pilgrimage and a few hundred dying is sad, but because it happens fairly often at this event, the "organizers" must have an "acceptable" count of deaths they expect each year.