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Haj Stampede Toll Rises Again

by AFP
Atta Kenare—AFP

Atta Kenare—AFP

Saudi authorities are investigating deadliest tragedy in Haj history.

The death toll from last month’s Haj stampede has risen to at least 1,849, 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 769 Muslim pilgrims had died in the tragedy near Mecca. Saudi authorities have also not provided a breakdown by nationality.

Hundreds of pilgrims have also not been accounted for following the Sept. 24 stampede at the Haj, one of the largest annual gatherings in the world. But many foreign governments have provided numbers on pilgrims killed from their countries.

An AFP tally from more than 30 countries shows the death toll has overtaken 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
Egypt: 182 dead
Nigeria: 145 dead
Bangladesh: 137
Indonesia: 129 dead
India: 101 dead
Pakistan: 87 dead
Cameroon: 76 dead
Niger: 72 dead
Senegal: 61 dead
Mali: 60 dead
Chad: 52 dead
Ivory Coast: 52 dead
Benin: 34 dead
Morocco: 36 dead
Ethiopia: 31 dead
Sudan: 30 dead
Algeria: 28 dead
Burkina Faso: 22 dead
Libya: 10 dead
Somalia: 8 dead
Tunisia: 7 dead
Kenya: 6 dead
Ghana: 5 dead
Mauritius: 5 dead
Tanzania: 4 dead
Burundi: 1 dead
Iraq: 1 dead
Jordan: 1 dead
Netherlands: 1 dead
Oman: 1 dead

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