According to Agence France-Presse reported, local time, on the 24th, at a distance of five kilometers Mina area east of Mecca at the pilgrims stampede occurred. According to Saudi authorities to reports, the stampede occurred in the "stoning the devil" ritual. It is reported that this ritual is the pilgrims stone against stone wall on one side Bash to show dispel demons. But then the ritual chaos, causing the stampede.
Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman said, has been on the scene to rescue the injured and treatment.
Reported that Hajj usually lasts five days, day of the incident was the first three days of pilgrimage. Previously, Saudi Arabia in order to prevent unexpected, about 100,000 security forces, more than 3,000 firefighters and nearly 500 fire engines were deployed in pilgrimage places.