quinta-feira, 22 de outubro de 2015

Mecca: more than 2 thousand dead in September

More than 2 million people have died during the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on September 24, when a human avalanche caused the greatest catastrophe in modern history that Muslim religious tradition.

The number is the sum of data provided by 34 countries, from where important Muslim groups each year to make the pilgrimage to Mecca, as is the case of Iran (464 dead), Nigeria (199 dead), Egypt (182 dead) or Indonesia (116 dead).

Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, countries with significant Muslim communities, do not appear in the list, compiled by Agence France Presse.

The data now known represent nearly three times the initially announced by the Saudi authorities, who only 769 people have died.

Mali is organized to find missing

However, many pilgrims are still missing in other African countries, as is the case of several citizens of Mali, where an association was created so that the victims ' families can try to find them.

Kadiatou Cissoko discography, volunteer group "The Malians the avalanche of Mine", explains that parents can put pictures of their children, for example, on official Facebook page.

"The parents of the missing put pictures on our website and, with the help of volunteers in Mecca, we were able to get pictures made in the region and compare them with our own."

In July 1990, another accident of this type took place when a human avalanche in a tunnel of the mine caused more than 1400 dead.

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