Saudi Arabia; dead bodies bulldozed, crushed survivors eventually killed

saIn what’s happening with disturbing regularity, hundreds and hundreds of Muslim pilgrims are killed during the once in a lifetime required Hajj to Mecca.

Among the latest carnage are accusations of the Saudi government treating the dead no better than piles of garbage.

Even worse, one reputable news service is reporting that survivors were trapped among the dead, yet died during the mass of confusion.

As reported by Esquire magazine on Sept. 24, 2015, and also by Toronto Sun (of Canada) reporter Tarek Fatah on Sept. 25, 2015 via Twitter, of the at least 717 people killed in a stampede of humanity in the Islamic pilgrimage site in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the Saudi officials are being accused of treating the dead with little regard to common decency. As the Sun’s Fatah sent via his Twitter account, two of the three photos show what appears to be a bulldozer-like front-end loader literally scooping up human corpses and dumping them into heavy duty trash trucks.

The third and most prominent of the photos sent out by Fatah is also featured by Esquire, showing a stack of dead bodies piled 5 high. Also on Sept. 25, 2015, Nidal al-Mughrabi of the Reuters news service reported of the terrifying moment when two massive groups of pilgrims literally crashed into each other, resulting in the 717 reported dead thus far and 863 injured.

As the throngs of people were converging on a crossroads in the Mecca area of Mina, a few miles east of Mecca, on their way to performing the “Stoning of the Devil” ritual at Jamarat, it was then they crashed into each other. As one eyewitness who requested to remain anonymous stated, “There were layers of bodies, maybe three layers. Some people were alive under the pile of bodies and were trying to climb up but in vain, because their strength failed and they dropped dead.” Daytime temperatures in Mecca at the time was 105°F (40.5°C).

Hakim, from Morocco, said: “It is simply scary to hear how people crushed one another. More frightening is that we do not know how it happened.” An anonymous Algerian told his nation’s al-Shurouk television: “We saw death: People were stepping…



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