Monday, October 31, 2005

7 Die in rush to receive zakat

Calling it like he sees it:
Ahmad Al-Harbi, a resident of Makkah, told Arab News that he had helped in taking the injured to hospitals. He said those who had died in the stampede were taken to Al-Noor Hospital in Makkah.

According to Al-Harbi, the crowd that gathered to receive the charity included Saudis as well as expatriates. He said that most of the injured were women and that this was the first time such a stampede had taken place during the distribution of zakat in the city. “More and more people rushed to the parking lot when they heard about the charity handouts,” Al-Harbi said while explaining the reason for the stampede.

He said he noticed that the crowd that gathered for the charity included even some wealthier people who owned luxury cars.
I guess need is relative.


Anonymous said...

Well, I do not actually imagine it may work.

2:39 AM  

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