Saudi Arabia – Deadly stampede in Mecca (September 24, 2015)

We were shocked to learn of the toll exacted by the stampede today in Mina (Mecca), which has left more than 300 people dead and hundreds of others injured.

France extends its condolences to the victims’ families.

At this painful time, we assure King Salman, and the Saudi authorities and people, of our solidarity. Our thoughts are also with all the countries and families affected by this tragedy.

Our embassy in Riyadh and Consulate General in Jeddah are mobilized, in close cooperation with the Saudi authorities, to help our compatriots if necessary. To that end, our consular officials have travelled to the area.

General information on the pilgrimage can be found here:

http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/dossiers-pays/arabie-saoudite/la-france-et-l-arabie-saoudite/pelerinage-a-la-mecque/

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