Hajj Stampede Beyond Control – Saudi Mufti

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Updated September 26, 2015

saudi stampedeAuthorities in Saudi Arabia have announced that the stampede that killed hundreds of pilgrims in Mecca during the week was beyond human control.

Saudi Arabia’s most senior cleric, the Grand Mufti, told the Interior Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, that he was not to blame for the tragedy.

The Interior Minister’s comments came after Iran and several other countries heavily criticised Saudi authorities for the way safety issues were handled.

King Salman has ordered a safety review into the deadliest incident to occur during the pilgrimage in 25 years.