"I was just terrified but I couldn't make myself move."
The latest annual figures show victims lost over £35,000, with seven reports of hajj fraud made.
Eight men on bikes are cycling 3,500km to raise money for the humanitarian crisis in Syria and then perform Hajj.
People on Twitter are congratulating Simon Collis on his conversion to Islam and on becoming a "hajji".
Keeping cool *and* connected on hajj.
The ads are just a small part in a growing war of words between Saudi Arabia and Iran over just who's to blame for sectarianism in the region.
"Everyone should receive the health and safety messages before he or she leaves for hajj."
One man decided to cycle all the way from China to Saudi Arabia.
International condemnation has grown after 717 people died and 805 were wounded in a stampede near Mecca during the annual pilgrimage.
The nation's broadcasters keep pronouncing "hajj" with a long "a". The problem is that that's an entirely different word in Arabic.
This makes the September stampede the deadliest in the holy pilgrimage's history, according to an Associated Press count of victims.
Maybe not during Hajj, Snapchat.
Des millions de musulmans se rendent à la Mecque pour le hajj, le pèlerinage annuel que tous les musulmans en bonne santé doivent faire une fois dans leur vie.
Millions of Muslims travel to Mecca for the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage which all able-bodied Muslims are required to perform once in their lives.
Clerics are reportedly condemning the latest "selfie fever" at Islam's holiest sites.