Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price on the Stampede Near Mecca

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 24, 2015

Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price on the Stampede Near Mecca

The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the hundreds of Hajj pilgrims killed and hundreds more injured in the heartbreaking stampede in Mina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our thoughts are with them and the more than two million people undertaking the Hajj this year. As Muslims around the world continue to celebrate Eid al-Adha, we join you in mourning the tragic loss of these faithful pilgrims.