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Near Baku had an accident in the Russian pilgrims

December 30 2008
09:20

In the accident hit a bus with the Russians, who were returning from the hajj in Saudi Arabia. The accident occurred last night about 20 kilometers from Baku.

"Ikarus" collided with a truck "KAMAZ" on the Baku-Rostov highway near the village of Zeynalabdin Tagiyev (20 km from Baku), resulting in various injuries to five pilgrims from Dagestan. All the victims are placed in hospitals, they are given the necessary assistance.
The accident occurred on the bypass road section, located on the repairs.

Hajj (pilgrimage to the holy places of Islam in Saudi Arabia) - one of the five pillars of Islam, which should strive to fulfill every Muslim. Hajj in 2008 began on 2 December and ended on 10 December. This year's hajj almost 25 thousand Muslims from Russia - most of them residents of the North Caucasian republics, reports RIA Novosti .

During the Hajj, killing two Russians - a woman from the Penza region, and a man from Chechnya. Another six Russian pilgrims injured in road accidents in the city of Medina (Saudi Arabia).

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