- Posted October 22, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The Hajj: Have you been?
Orthodox, still pious; deadly still most desired.
Women are not allowed to go alone on Hajj pilgrimage.
THe incidents of fire and collapse of buildings have claimed many lives since ages. December 1975 --- A gas cylinder exploded claiming lives of 200 pilgrims. in 1997 over 300 pilgrims were burnt alive. Now tents are fire-proof.
in 1979 around 500 militants occupied Grand Mosque. Around 300 lives lost in the operation. 1987; Iranian pilgrims rioted claiming 400 lives.
However, its considered to be a pious death.