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.”
Haj Stampede – We have lost 58 Indians. As many as 78 are missing. We are doing everything to locate our people.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 3, 2015
Over 1,000 people were killed in the 24 September stampede near Makkah during the Haj.