Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Death of pilgrims casts cloud over hajj
LONDON, 12 FEB 2003--Fourteen Muslims were trampled to death in Mecca yesterday, the latest tragedy to sadden the annual pilgrimage to the holy city. The accident occurred during the "stoning the devil" ritual, in which pilgrims throw pebbles at three pillars marking the places where Satan is believed to have tempted the prophet Ismail.

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