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Over 700 pilgrims die in Saudi haj stampede

There have been no reports of Singaporean casualties as at 7pm on Thursday. The Consulate-General in Jeddah has confirmed that all Singaporean pilgrims are safe and accounted for, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Mina, Saudi Arabia

AT least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a crush at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where some two million people are performing the annual haj pilgrimage, Saudi authorities said.

More than 800 others were injured in the stampede, which took