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Haj Stampede Death Toll Tops 2,000

by AFP
File Photo. AFP

File Photo. AFP

Deadliest incident in pilgrimage’s history has yet to be fully investigated by Saudi authorities.

The death toll from last month’s haj stampede has topped 2,000, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage’s history by far.

Saudi Arabia has yet to provide an updated death toll after saying 769 people died in the tragedy near Mecca, home of Islam’s holiest sites. But figures given by more than 30 governments around the world show that at least 2,097 foreign pilgrims have died.

Saudi authorities have not given a toll for any deaths among their own nationals.

The loss of life in the Sept. 24 disaster far exceeds the 1,426 pilgrims who died in the haj’s worst previous incident—a tunnel stampede in July 1990.

Here is a breakdown of the dead from foreign governments:

Iran: 464 dead

Nigeria: 199 dead

Mali: 198 dead

Egypt: 182 dead

Bangladesh: 137

Indonesia: 129 dead

India: 116 dead

Pakistan: 89 dead

Cameroon: 76 dead

Niger: 72 dead

Senegal: 62 dead

Chad: 52 dead

Ivory Coast: 52 dead

Benin: 52 dead

Morocco: 36 dead

Ethiopia: 31 dead

Sudan: 30 dead

Algeria: 28 dead

Burkina Faso: 22 dead

Ghana: 17 dead

Libya: 10 dead

Somalia: 8 dead

Tunisia: 7 dead

Kenya: 6 dead

Mauritius: 5 dead

Tanzania: 4 dead

China: 4 dead

Afghanistan: 3 dead

Burundi: 1 dead

Iraq: 1 dead

Jordan: 1 dead

Netherlands: 1 dead

Oman: 1 dead

Malaysia: 1 dead

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1 comment

Imran Ahmed (@ImranAhmedMRCP) October 21, 2015 - 9:12 pm

Let the responsible minister face an international court.


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