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Anxiety among Haj pilgrims? relatives

THE NEWS of stampede in Mina during Haj made the Haj pilgrims? relatives in the City anxious. The family members, friends, relatives of the pilgrims got worried as soon as the deaths in stampede were reported.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2006 14:03 IST

THE NEWS of stampede in Mina during Haj made the Haj pilgrims’ relatives in the City anxious. The family members, friends, relatives of the pilgrims got worried as soon as the deaths in stampede were reported.

The relatives tried to get in touch with the pilgrims on phone and contacted the help line phone numbers to ascertain the safety of their near and dear ones. The busy phones lines made them more anxious. By late evenings, the names of the persons, who were injured in the mishap, had not been announced and this kept the citizens apprehensive.

One pilgrim from Bhopal, Ahmed Kamaal of Koh-e-Fiza, rang up his family to inform about his welfare. He said he was at the spot when the tragedy occurred and at least 12 around him died. The pilgrim family of Syed Liaquat Ali of Purana Quila also managed to call relatives here and said the stampede took place after they had left the spot.