450+ Killed in Mecca Saudi Arabia Stampede [VIDEO]

More than 450 people have been crushed to death in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca as the hajj pilgrimage reaches its climax, Saudi Arabian officials say. An additional 700 were injured as millions took part in the final rite of the journey. The gathering, which attracts more than 2 million people, had been without incident for the past nine years due to safety improvements.