First Muslim councillor from Bristol in Mina, Saudi Arabia as 717 are killed in stampede

A Muslim councillor from Bristol was on a holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia when tragedy struck.

 

This afternoon, more than 700 died after a crush while millions were taking part in the annual hajj pilgrimage.

 

Among those on the holy journey was councillor Abdul Malik, who was making his way to Mina earlier this week.

 

Mr Malik, Bristol’s first Muslim councillor, wrote on Facebook: “Salaam everyone and Eid Mubarak Alhamdollillah we are safe and well.

 

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