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Up to 800 Killed, Many More Injured in Saudi Stampede

Posted by feww on September 24, 2015

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Saudi Govt INCAPABLE of Protecting Citizens, Guests

Second Right Royal F**k Up in Less Than Two Weeks

At least 717 people have been killed and nearly 900 others injured in yet another deadly stampede, while participating in the “Stoning of Satan,” Hajj’s last major rite in Mina, near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, said Saudi Arabia’s  civil defense directorate.

The stampede occurred at the junction of Street 204 and Street 223 in Mina at about 09:00 (06:00 UTC), the officials said.

The head of the central Hajj committee, Prince Khaled al-Faisal, has blamed the stampede on “some pilgrims with African nationalities,” reported Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV.

However, one of the foreign Hajj organizers told a news agency that two of the routes to the Jamarat pillars had been inexplicably closed off by the Saudi authorities, resulting in the build-up in pilgrims, which lead to the deadly stampede, said a report.

The disaster follows another deadly incident less than two weeks ago when a crane collapsed at Mecca’s Grand Mosque killing at least 109 people and injuring hundreds of others.

On September 12, 2015 Fire-Earth said

Explosions, Stampedes, Protests, Disease Epidemics and Failures of Crowd Control

In recent years, thousands of pilgrims have been killed and many more injured in dozens of evitable incidents during the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, when about 3 million people visit the city.

The most recent incidents include

  • Deadly stampedes in 1990, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006.
  • Explosions and fires in 1975, 1997, and 2007.
  • Protest and Violence in 1987 1nd 1989.
  • Spread of epidemics (dates and casualty toll unknown/ undisclosed)
  • Collapsing Infrastructure and Road Deaths.

The Saudi authorities have proven time and time again that they are too incompetent to prevent otherwise avoidable disasters that have led to so many thousands of deaths and injuries.

However, we cannot rule out that some of the bloody incidents may have been intentional.

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Saudi Capital Plagued by “Biblical” Floods

Posted by feww on November 17, 2013

Saudis Swamped by Severe Flooding

Catastrophic flooding has hit Saudi Arabia, especially Riyadh, the country’s capital, inundating homes, streets and businesses, forcing the government to close schools and urge people to stay indoors, as torrential rains continue.

saudi flooding
Image credit: Jeee@Jana_oOo.

Forecasters have predicted torrential rains will continue to pummel Saudi Arabia through Monday, and the Saudi Civil Defense has warned people to stay indoors for their own safety, according to local media.

Floods in the port city of Jeddah on the Red Sea has killed about 150  people since 2009.


Jeddah Under Water November 2009. Source: SahilOnlie. Image may be subject to copyright. As Muslim pilgrims were casting stones at three concrete walls representing the devil on the third day of the annual hajj, torrential rains inundated  the port city of Jeddah, where 80 mm of rain fell in just a few hours, killing up to 130 people, forcing the closure of the main highway to Mecca, and stranding thousands of pilgrims on their way to the Muslims’ holy city. [The pilgrims efforts might have been more meaningful had they cast their stones at a mock-up of an oil rig, a giant oil drum or effigy of an supertanker.]

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S. Arabia Nets Climate Change Q3 Dividends

Posted by feww on November 27, 2009

Saudi Flood Death Toll Tops 88

Saudi Arabia collects at least 88 dead in oil induced climate change Q3 profits

At least 88 people have died in the heaviest flooding to hit Saudi Arabia in in living memory.

As Muslim pilgrims were casting stones at three concrete walls representing the devil on the third day of the annual hajj, torrential rains inundated  the port city of Jeddah, where 80 mm of rain fell in just a few hours, forcing the closure of the main highway to Mecca, and stranding thousands of pilgrims on their way to the Muslims’ holy city.

[The pilgrims efforts might have been more meaningful had they cast their stones at a mock-up of an oil rig, a giant oil drum and effigy of an oil supertanker.]

Most of the deaths reportedly occurred in the shantytowns around Jeddah and along the main highway to Mecca, an area populated by poor immigrants who provide cheap labor and domestic help to the wealthy Saudis.

Most of the victims died from drowning,  and a few others killed by mudslide,  collapsing houses, falling bridges and in car collisions. About 1,000 others were rescued  after being stranded in the floodwaters, the authorities said.


Streets of Jeddah flooded after 88mm of rain fell in just a few hours. Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.


Jeddah Under Water. Source: SahilOnlie. Image may be subject to copyright.

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