2015 Haj Stampede Deadliest Ever as Foreign Govts Put Toll at 1,849

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 An honour guard carries the coffins of Iranian hajj pilgrims who were killed in the stampede on 24 September. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP
An honour guard carries the coffins of Iranian hajj pilgrims who were killed in the stampede on 24 September. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP
September tragedy killed more people than a tunnel stampede in 1990, and hundreds of pilgrims have still not been accounted for
Agence France-Presse
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The death toll from September’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 Makkah. Saudi authorities have also not provided a breakdown by nationality.

Hundreds of pilgrims have also not been accounted for following the stampede on 24 September 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 number of fatalities as supplied by each government:

– Iran: 464

– Egypt: 182

– Nigeria: 145

– Bangladesh: 137

– Indonesia: 129

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– India: 101

– Pakistan: 87

– Cameroon: 76

– Niger: 72

– Senegal: 61

– Mali: 60

– Chad: 52

– Ivory Coast: 52

– Benin: 34

– Morocco: 36

– Ethiopia: 31

– Sudan: 30

– Algeria: 28

– Burkina Faso: 22

– Libya: 10

– Somalia: 8

– Tunisia: 7

– Kenya: 6

– Ghana: 5

– Mauritius: 5

– Tanzania: 4

– Burundi: 1

– Iraq: 1

– Jordan: 1

– Netherlands: 1

– Oman: 1

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