Mina Stampede: ‘One More Kashmiri Pilgrim Succumbs’



One more Kashmiri Hajj pilgrim has succumbed to his injures during the Mina stampede which happened on September 24. This would be fourth Kashmiri pilgrim to lose his life in the tragedy.

Reports reaching here from Saudi Arabia said that the Consulate General of India in Jeddah has informed that 46 Indians had died until September 28. By October 1, the death toll climbed to 51.

Haj Consulate in Jeddah said the deceased included two pilgrims from Kerala, one each from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir.

Saudi Arabia has put the overall death toll at 769 while the number of injured in the tragedy stands at 934 while hundreds of people are still unaccounted for.

King Salman has ordered the formation of a committee to probe the deadly incident during the five-day pilgrimage in which around two million people from over 180 countries took part. From India, 1.5 lakh pilgrims performed Haj.


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