Friday, October 16, 2015

Hajj Stampede: A National Mourning Day in Memory

 21 days after 76 Cameroonians died and 30 others disappeared while trying to stone the devil in Mecca, President Biya has decreed that they should be remembered.
The decision of the President of the Republic declares today Friday, October 16, 2015 a National Mourning Day. Cameroonians mourn the tragic dead of Muslims in Saudi Arabia. An incident which occurred on September 24, 2015. The sermons to be pronounced by the Imams in Mosques today will be on a particular tone given that Friday is the day of prayer for Muslims.
As Cameroonians mourn the dead, the Commission of Hajj 2015, has not yet made public the names of those who died during that horrible incident. It should be recalled that on Thursday, October 15 Saudi authorities reported that 1,633 died.  The official death toll Cameroonian pilgrims at Mina stampede:
According to a government statement, stands at 76 and 30 missing.

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