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Saturday, September 26, 2015

87 Moroccans, 3 Nigerians die in Saudi hajj stampede

Saudi authorities have yet to provide a breakdown of the nationalities of the 717 pilgrims killed in Thursday’s hajj stampede, but several foreign countries have announced the deaths of nationals.
Here is the toll given by foreign officials and media so far:

– Algeria: 4 dead
– Benin: deaths confirmed but number unspecified
– Burundi: 1 dead
– Cameroon: at least 20 dead
– Chad: 11 dead
– Egypt: 14 dead
– India: 14 dead
– Indonesia: 3 dead
– Iran: 131 dead
– Kenya: 3 dead
– Morocco: 87 dead, according to Moroccan media
– Netherlands: 1 dead
– Niger: at least 19 dead
– Nigeria: 3 dead
– Pakistan: 7 dead
– Senegal: 5 dead
– Somalia: 8 dead, according to media reports
– Tanzania: 4 dead

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