September 24, 2015 / 5:51 PM / 4 years ago

Saudi King Salman orders review of haj plans after disaster: live TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman said he had ordered a review of the kingdom’s plans for the annual haj pilgrimage after more than 700 died in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Thursday.

King Salman, speaking in a live speech broadcast by Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television, also said he had asked for a swift investigation into what he described as a painful incident.

Reporting by Sami Aboudi; editing by Andrew Roche

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