Iran blames Saudi for pilgrimage disaster

The head of Iran’s hajj organization blames Saudi “mismanagement” for a crush of pilgrims outside Mecca that killed hundreds of people, including 41 Iranian pilgrims. Saeed Ohadi told state TV by phone from Saudi Arabia that the incident might have been caused by the closure of a road. State TV says another 60 Iranian pilgrims were wounded in the incident. Saudi authorities say at least 717 people were killed and at least 805 were injured.



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