Saudi King Salman orders review of hajj plans after disaster: Live TV

Reuters , Thursday 24 Sep 2015

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (Reuters)

Saudi King Salman said he had ordered a review of the kingdom's plans for the annual hajj pilgrimage after more than 700 died in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Thursday.

King Salman, speaking in a live speech broadcast by Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television, also said he had asked for a swift investigation into what he described as a painful incident.

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