2 million pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for Hajj
Today the faithful gather on the plain of Mina near Mecca, the pilgrims gathered at Mount Arafat come tomorrow. The authorities have taken additional measures to put that in. So are pedestrian paths in the area according to the Saudi Gazette newspaper protected with barricades and walls of cement.
Such a man 100,000 security personnel has been deployed to ensure a smooth gradient. Two years ago, during the pilgrimage through massively broken out panic 769 pilgrims to life. Unofficial figures go out of 2000 dead.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hague could not say exactly how many Dutch travel to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.