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Haj stampede: At least 250 pilgrims killed, 600 injured near Makkah

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More than 250 dead in crush near Makkah during hajj pilgrimage

Hundreds more injured in crush in Mina, outside holy city in Saudi Arabia

At least 250 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in a crush outside the holy city of Mecca during the annual hajj pilgrimage, according to authorities in Saudi Arabia.

The crush happened in Mina, a large valley about three miles from Mecca. Mina houses more than 160,000 tents where worshippers spend the night during the pilgrimage.

Saudi authorities said at least 450 other pilgrims were injured during the stampede.