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The Government and people of the United States are deeply saddened by the deaths of the many Hajj pilgrims near Mecca on the eve of Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, this very significant holy day in Islam. On behalf of the people of the United States, the President extends his sincere condolences to the families of those individuals killed in the accident and to King Fahd, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Note: On July 2, over 1,000 Moslem pilgrims suffocated or were trampled to death in a stampede in a pedestrian tunnel near holy shrines in Mecca.