We have been deeply saddened by the news of a stampede during Hajj pilgrimage, in which a large number of pilgrims were killed and injured.
On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my deep condolences to you, families and loved ones of those who died, and wish those injured recovery.
May Allah rest the souls of those who died in peace!
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Baku, 24 September 2015.