Haj stampede: Death toll of Indians rises to 58

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The death toll for Indian Haj pilgrims killed in the stampede near Makkah in Saudi Arabia has risen to 58, the government announced on Sunday.

(Also read: 14 Indians killed in Haj stampede: MEA)

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted, “We have lost 58 Indians, as many as 78 other are missing. We are doing everything to locate our people.”

(Also read: More than 700 killed in Saudi Hajj stampede, over 800 injured)

Over 1,000 people were killed in the 24 September stampede near Makkah during the Haj.

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