热点新闻:沙特朝觐者踩踏事故已致717人死

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2015-9-25 09:20

Saudi stampede casualties rise to 717 dead, 805 injured
热点新闻:沙特朝觐者踩踏事故已致717人死

当地时间24日,在距离沙特麦加东部5公里处的米纳地区发生朝觐者踩踏事故。据沙特民防部称,事故目前已造成至少717人遇难,另有约805人受伤。

报道称,据沙特当局介绍,踩踏事故发生在“石击恶魔“的仪式上。据悉,这种仪式是朝觐者用石头对着一面石墙猛砸,以示驱散恶魔。但随后仪式发生混乱,引发了此次踩踏事故。

RIYADH, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Saudi authorities said the total number of pilgrims killed in the stampede Thursday in Mecca has risen to 717.

The number of injured has surged to 805, the Saudi Civil Defense authorities said on its Twitter account.

The victims included people from different countries.



The stampede happened amid a rush of the stoning as part of Hajj rituals. Muslim pilgrims throw stones on a wall representing devil.

The was the second major incident involving massive casualties this month in Saudi Arabia.

Early September, 111 pilgrims were killed and 331 others injured in a crane crash in the grand mosque of Mecca.

pilgrim:朝圣者

stampede:踩踏(事件)

victim:受害者

Hajj:【宗教】(伊斯兰教的)麦加朝圣

ritual:(宗教)仪式

casualty:伤亡

Mecca:麦加