Haj stampede: Death toll of Indians rises to 58


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.”

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