86511
2015 Deadly Stampede in  Saudi Arabia Not Orchestrated
2015 Deadly Stampede in  Saudi Arabia Not Orchestrated
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

2015 Deadly Stampede in Saudi Arabia Not Orchestrated

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

2015 Deadly Stampede in Saudi Arabia Not Orchestrated

Iran’s investigation into a deadly stampede in Saudi Arabia in 2015 has shown that it was not orchestrated, a senior official said, adding that the case involving the death of hundreds of Iranian pilgrims in the incident is being followed up through legal channels. 
“Our investigation has shown that the Mina incident was not intentional,” the Leader’s representative for hajj and pilgrimage affairs, Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, told ISNA in an interview published on Tuesday. 
  Lack of Foresight 
However, there was “a lack of foresight” by Saudi authorities, he said, adding, “We have prepared documentation of the incident and interviews were conducted with 800 pilgrims.”
In the worst disaster to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in 25 years, at least 464 Iranians lost their lives during the 2015 crush that claimed as many as 2,400 lives, according to body counts from several countries or even double or more than that figure according to some officials.
Saudi authorities gave an initial tally of 770 deaths and then stopped counting the dead as the toll rose. 
 

Premium

Subscribe to the Financial Tribune to continue reading this article or Log in to your account if you are already a subscriber.

Find out more about our subsciption plans here.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/zAWtcB
05/16/2018
  1. https://goo.gl/yK7xDT
  • https://goo.gl/yWyUZu
  • https://goo.gl/3HtHP9
  • https://goo.gl/MKetoq
  • https://goo.gl/zjquz6

You can also read ...

China, Russia Seen as Major Partners
Senior advisor Ali Akbar Velayati says Iran’s policy is...
Ali Akbar Salehi
Iran said the reaction of the global community to Washington’s...
Twitter Shut Legitimate, Not Anti-Gov’t, Accounts
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused...
Iran Should Continue Complying With Nuclear Deal
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (...
China Says Will Broaden Economic Interaction
China’s Ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen emphasized his country’s...
Hassan Rouhani’s UNGA  Presence Confirmed
President Hassan Rouhani will attend the United.ons General...
Longer-Term Deposits Could Supplant Rate Hikes
Amid months-long speculations that the Central Bank of Iran...
Anarchists Attack Embassy in Athens
In the latest attack against an Iranian diplomatic mission,...

Add new comment

Trending

Googleplus