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Hajj stampede death toll tops 2,000: Foreign figures

AFP , Wednesday 21 Oct 2015
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File Photo: Members of Saudi Red Crescent tend to pilgrims who were victims of a crush caused by large numbers of people pushing at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca in this handout picture published on Facebook account of the Saudi Red Crescent September 24, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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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.

Saudi Arabia has yet to provide an updated death toll after saying 769 people died in the tragedy near Mecca, home of Islam's holiest sites.

But figures given by more than 30 governments around the world show that at least 2,097 foreign pilgrims died, according to an AFP tally.

Saudi authorities have not given a toll for any deaths among their own nationals.

The loss of life in the September 24 disaster far exceeds 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

- Nigeria: 199 dead

- Mali 198 dead

- Egypt: 182 dead

- Bangladesh: 137

- Indonesia: 129 dead

- India: 116 dead

- Pakistan: 89 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

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