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Foreign toll in Saudi hajj stampede

AFP , Sunday 27 Sep 2015
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Muslim pilgrims walk in a tunnel on their way to cast stones at Jamarrat pillars, a ritual that symbolises the stoning of Satan, during the annual pilgrimage, known as the hajj, in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo)
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Saudi authorities have yet to provide a breakdown of the nationalities of the 769 Muslim pilgrims killed in Thursday's hajj stampede, but several countries have announced the deaths of nationals.

Here is the toll given by foreign officials and media so far:

- Iran: 144 dead and 323 missing

- Morocco: 87 dead (Moroccan media), 3 dead and many missing (official)

- Egypt: 55 dead

- India: 35 dead

- Cameroon: at least 20 dead

- Niger: 22 dead

- Pakistan: 18 dead

- Ivory Coast: 14 dead, 77 missing

- Chad: 11 dead

- Somalia: 8 dead (media reports)

- Algeria: 7 dead

- Senegal: 5 dead

- Tanzania: 4 dead

- Indonesia: 3 dead

- Kenya: 3 dead

- Nigeria: 3 dead

- Burkina Faso: 1 dead

- Burundi: 1 dead (Muslim association)

- Netherlands: 1 dead

- Tunisia: 1 dead

- Benin: unspecified number of deaths

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