39th year  -  N° 142                 Tuesday, 21 May 2024         Antwerpen		
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Monday 2nd of July 1990

34 Years Ago

1426 pilgrims Die in Al-Ma'aisim tunnel stampede in Mina, Mecca, Makkah l-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia.

While pilgrims were traveling to perform the Stoning of the Devil ritual at 10am that morning, the disaster started when a pedestrian bridge railing was bent, causing seven people to fall off a bridge and onto people exiting the tunnel. The tunnel's capacity of 1000 soon filled with up to 5000 people.