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Death toll from worst Hajj tragedy in history rises to 1,633

Latest Update: October 14, 2015 | 127 Views
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DUBAI: The death toll from last month’s Hajj stampede has risen to at least 1,633, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest incident in the pilgrimage’s history.

Saudi Arabia has yet to provide an updated death toll after saying that 769 Muslim pilgrims had died in the tragedy near Makkah. Saudi authorities have also not provided a breakdown by nationality.

Hundreds of pilgrims have also not been accounted for following the September 24 stampede at the Hajj, one of the largest annual gatherings in the world.

But many foreign governments have provided numbers on pilgrims killed from their countries and an AFP tally shows the death toll has overtaken the 1,426 pilgrims who died in the Hajj’s worst previous incident a tunnel stampede in July 1990.



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