Indian death toll in Haj stampede now 74

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The toll of Indian Haj pilgrims killed in the stampede near Makkah in Saudi Arabia has risen to 74, the Indian government announced on Tuesday.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted, “Haj stampede – Saudi Arabia has released a further list. The Indian toll is now 74.”

Haj Mission, Indian Consulate, Jeddah posted on its Facebook page an updated list of Indians who died in the stampede at Mina while performing one of the several Haj rituals.

The list was released by Consulate General of India, Jeddah. The Indian death toll till Sunday was 58.

More than 700 people were killed in the stampede during the Haj pilgrimage in the Saudi Arabian holy city of Mina. Over 800 people were injured in the tragedy, about five kilometres from Makkah.

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