Thursday, January 12, 2006

Hadj 2005 Update 

Another Tragedy
FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Saudi Government Says 345 Killed in Hajj Stampede
...and about 1000 injured. Despite major improvements to the "stoning the devil" ceremonial bridge, pilgrims' luggage apparently caused some to trip as the rush to throw stones at one of the three pillars began.
About 80 dead in the earlier hotel collapse, and now the annual trampling of the pilgrims...don't any of these people ever have second thoughts about this stuff?
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