Published On: Wed, Oct 21st, 2015

Hajj stampede death toll tops 2,000.

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DUBAI: The death toll from last month’s Hajj stampede has topped 2,000, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage’s history by far.

An aerial view shows tens of thousands of tents hosting pilgrims in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, on September 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH

An aerial view shows tens of thousands of tents hosting pilgrims in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, on September 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH

- Hajj stampede death toll tops 2,000_ fo_

Here is a breakdown of the dead from foreign governments:

– Iran: 464 dead

– Nigeria: 199 dead

– Mali 198 dead

– Egypt: 182 dead

– Bangladesh: 137

– Indonesia: 129 dead

– India: 116 dead

– Cameroon: 76 dead

– Niger: 72 dead

– Senegal: 62 dead

– Chad: 52 dead

– Ivory Coast: 52 dead

– Benin: 52 dead

– Morocco: 36 dead

– Ethiopia: 31 dead

– Sudan: 30 dead

– Algeria: 28 dead

– Burkina Faso: 22 dead

– Ghana: 17 dead

– Libya: 10 dead

– Somalia: 8 dead

– Tunisia: 7 dead

– Kenya: 6 dead

– Mauritius: 5 dead

– Tanzania: 4 dead

– China: 4 dead

– Afghanistan: 3 dead

– Burundi: 1 dead

– Iraq: 1 dead

– Jordan: 1 dead

– Netherlands: 1 dead

– Oman: 1 dead

– Malaysia: 1 dead

(AFP)

 

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