Foreign toll figures show hajj tragedy deadliest ever

2015-10-17 07:46
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Dubai - The death toll from last month's hajj stampede has risen to at least 1 748, 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 after 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. An AFP tally from more than 30 countries 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: 129 dead

- India: 101 dead

- Pakistan: 87 dead

- Bangladesh: 79

- Cameroon: 76 dead

- Niger: 72 dead

- Senegal: 61 dead

- Mali: 60 dead

- Chad: 52 dead

- Benin: 34 dead

- Morocco: 36 dead

- Ethiopia: 31 dead

- Sudan: 30 dead

- Algeria: 28 dead

- Burkina Faso: 22 dead

- Ivory Coast: 14 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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