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Mecca - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General (24 September 2015)
24 Sep 2015 -  The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the death of more than 700 Hajj pilgrims and of injuries to many others as a result of a deadly incident in the Mina Valley in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This tragic incident is all the more distressing as it took place on the first day of the Holy Eid Al-Adha marking the end of the annual Hajj season.

The Secretary-General extends his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and expresses his sympathies to all the Governments concerned.