Foreign death tolls show stampede worst disaster in hajj history

Agence France-Presse
Foreign death tolls show stampede worst disaster in hajj history


The death toll has risen to at least 1,636 with many more unaccounted for

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The death toll from last month’s hajj stampede has risen to at least 1,636, 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 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. From Indonesia, the toll is 127 as reported by authorities.

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
– Tunisia: 7 dead
– Kenya: 6 dead
– Ghana: 5 dead
– Mauritius: 5 dead
– Tanzania: 4 dead

Aside from those above, the following countries have reported one casualty each: Burundi, Iraq, Jordan, Netherlands and Oman. –

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