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U.S. Mourns Saudi Stampede Victims

Posted: Sep 27, 2015 at 1:32 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The United States, on Thursday, joined millions of Muslims across the world to mourn victims of the 717 victims of the stampede that occurred in Mina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A statement by the U.S. National Security Council Spokesman, Ned Price, expressed his country’s “deepest condolence to the families of the hundreds of Hajj pilgrims killed and hundreds more injured in the heartbreaking stampede in Mina.”
Continuing, the statement said: “Our thoughts are with them and the more than two million people undertaking the Hajj this year.
“As Muslims around the world continue to celebrate Eid al-Adha, we join you in mourning the tragic loss of these faithful pilgrims,” the statement added.