Martyrs of Mina Tragedy Commemorated

IQNA – A ceremony was held in Mina, near Mecca, to commemorate those martyred in the Mina disaster back in 2015 and other martyrs.

The office of the Representative of Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs organized the memorial service on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. 

On September 24, 2015, thousands of Hajj pilgrims, including at least 465 Iranians, died in a crush in Mina, near Mecca, when performing the Hajj rituals.

The crush was the deadliest incident in the history of the pilgrimage. According to an Associated Press count based on official statements from the 36 countries that lost citizens in the disaster, more than 2,400 pilgrims were killed in the incident.