700 people killed at Hajj pilgrimage – level 1

28-09-2015 07:00

The Hajj is an Islamic pilgrimage. It is a pilgrimage to Mecca. It happens every year. Every Muslim man must make the pilgrimage.

Many people go to Mecca. The streets are full of people. This is dangerous. There is a crush. 700 people die in the crush. It injures more than 800 people.

People do not respect the timetables. This is why this happened.

Difficult words: pilgrimage (a journey/way to a place which is holy), crush (a situation when many people are pressed together), timetable (a plan which tells you when to do something).

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What do you think about this incident at the Hajj?

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