It’s a shame they don’t have this ‘..Hajj Pilgrimage..’ every day of the year…
The death toll from last month’s hajj stampede has topped 2200, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it by far the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage’s history.
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 2223 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 1426 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…
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