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More Casualties in Hajj Stampede

by AFP
File Photo. AFP

File Photo. AFP

Foreign death toll continues to rise in deadliest tragedy in pilgrimage’s history.

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 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 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.

Here is a breakdown of the dead from foreign governments:

Iran: 464 dead

Egypt: 177 dead

Nigeria: 145 dead

Indonesia: 127 dead

India: 101 dead

Pakistan: 87 dead

Bangladesh: 79

Mali: 60 dead

Senegal: 54 dead

Chad: 52 dead

Benin: 34 dead

Morocco: 33 dead

Ethiopia: 31 dead

Sudan: 30 dead

Algeria: 28 dead

Niger: 28 dead

Burkina Faso: 22 dead

Cameroon: 20 dead

Ivory Coast: 14 dead

Libya: 10 dead

Somalia: 8 dead

Kenya: 6 dead

Ghana: 5 dead

Mauritius: 5 dead

Tanzania: 4 dead

Tunisia: 4 dead

Burundi: 1 dead

Iraq: 1 dead

Jordan: 1 dead

Netherlands: 1 dead

Oman: 1 dead

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