Leader Attends Memorial for Hajj Victims

Leader Attends Memorial for Hajj Victims

A memorial ceremony for the victims of last month’s Hajj crush disaster, attended by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, was held in Tehran on Sunday, IRNA reported.
The second plane carrying bodies of 114 of the Iranian pilgrims killed in the incident arrived in Tehran, ten days after two large groups of worshippers in the annual gathering collided at a crossroads near the holy city of Mecca on their way to performing a ritual at Jamarat which involves hurling pebbles at three pillars representing the devil.
ISNA said the funeral procession for eight of the deceased was held at the University of Tehran.  
Hundreds of pilgrims died in the crush, the worst disaster to strike the annual pilgrimage in a quarter-century.
Iran lost the largest number of pilgrims, with 464 dead.
The first group of 104 victims was transferred to Iran the previous day and was commemorated in a repatriation ceremony, where top officials including the heads of the three branches of government were present.  


Short URL : https://goo.gl/rufkV8
  1. https://goo.gl/qzwPDy
  • https://goo.gl/tZK4RG
  • https://goo.gl/DUPGZb
  • https://goo.gl/dCsiFC
  • https://goo.gl/NqrIXH

You can also read ...

Washington Ready to Offer Benefits If Iran Changes Tack
The United States has expressed readiness to hold discussions...
Rouhani: US Should Not Be Allowed to Exploit UN Platform
The United States should not be allowed to exploit the United...
Tehran Misrepresented as Threat to Region
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned regional states...
Iran Summons Foreign Envoys After Ahvaz Terror Attack
Iran summoned the envoys of the Netherlands, Denmark and...
Iranian Students Back to School as Academic Year Commences
Schools and universities across Iran reopened on Sunday at the...