HAJJ 2015 - SPECIAL COVERAGE

Morocco, Iran suffer highest death toll in Hajj stampede

Media reports place Moroccan deaths at 87 while Iranian officials said 131 Iranians died. (File: Essa Al-Dobisi/Al Arabiya)

Several countries have announced the death of their nationals in a deadly a deadly stampede during Hajj that claimed the lives of 717 people on Thursday, AFP reported.

Morocco and Iran suffered the highest death tolls. Media reports place Moroccan deaths at 87 while Iranian officials said 131 Iranians died.

Here is the toll given by foreign officials and media so far:

- Morocco: 87 dead, according to Moroccan media

- Tunisia: 10 to 12 dead, according to  deputy president of Tunisian Hajj mission to Makkah Faisal Hafiyen

- Egypt: 8 dead

- Algeria: 3 dead

- Somalia: 8 dead, according to media reports

- Iran: 131 dead

- Pakistan: 7 dead

- India: 14 dead

- Indonesia: 3 dead

- Kenya: 3 dead

- Netherlands: 1 dead

- Senegal: 5 dead

- Burundi: 1 dead

- Tanzania: 4 dead

[With AFP]

 

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