September 24, 2015. According to the world media, over 450 people have been killed in a stampede occurred in the valley of Mina near Mecca today.

The pilgrims from Crimea have escaped unharmed in this terrible tragedy, press service of the Crimean Tatar Muftiyat reports.

According to Arthur Reshitov, head of the Crimean group of pilgrims, the Muslims from Crimea feel well and safely perform the rituals of Hajj. The Mecca tragedy has not affected them.

"The Crimean Muslims send best regards to their families and friends and ask them not to worry, they are absolutely fine. The Muslims also congratulate their compatriots on Kurban Bayrami holiday and pray for the welfare of Crimea," said Arthur Reshitov.

The return of the first Crimean group is scheduled on September 28, 2015.