Iranian pilgrims funeral ceremony held in Tehran

Tehran, Oct 4, IRNA – The funeral ceremony for the seven Iranian pilgrims dead in stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, near Mecca, held in Tehran University on Sunday.

On September 24, a fatal crush took place in Mina as two large crowds of pilgrims were on their way to participate in the symbolic stoning the Satan, a Hajj ritual.

104 bodies of dead Iranian pilgrims arrived at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport early Saturday.

A total of 465 Iranian pilgrims lost their lives during the Hajj rituals in Mina.

By IRNA