Month: September 2015

‘They will trample on me’: Hajj crush survivor recounts terrifying near-death moment

An injured pilgrim recovers in hospital after the deadly stampede in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca. Photo: AFP Injured survivors of a hajj stampede that killed 769 people have recounted their struggle to survive, trapped among a surging crowd where escape routes were blocked. From his bed at Mina Emergency Hospital, Sudanese pilgrim…