Disaster in Mecca

More than seven hundred people were trampled to death during a stampede that took place during the Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca. A few weeks ago, more than 100 people were killed when a crane collapsed during preparations.

+ One of the problems leading to the mass overcrowding at the pilgrimage: It’s gotten too easy to get there. From Quartz: Has the modernization of the pilgrimage to Mecca gone too far?

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