Saudi crown prince orders probe into deadly hajj stampede

AFP , Thursday 24 Sep 2015

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef
Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia's crown prince ordered an investigation into the stampede at the hajj pilgrimage that left more than 700 dead on Thursday, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who chairs the Saudi hajj committee, ordered the probe during a meeting with senior officials responsible for the pilgrimage in Mina, where the stampede took place, SPA reported.

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