Saudi Arabia stifled true death count in hajj stampede: 2,411

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Rescue workers carry the body of a Muslim pilgrim after a stampede at Mina, outside the holy Muslim city of Mecca, on September 24, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Stringer
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Rescue workers carry the body of a Muslim pilgrim after a stampede at Mina, outside the holy Muslim city of Mecca, on September 24, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Stringer *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-HAJJ-CASUALTIES, originally published on Dec. 10, 2015.

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(RNS) The Associated Press counted the deaths in Mina, Saudi Arabia, and found a total that's three times more than Saudi officials have stated.

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  • Pretty ineffective crowd control. They need to have more police, and keep the people spaced much farther apart.

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