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Haj stampede: Death toll of Indians reaches 74

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NEW DELHI: The death toll of Indian pilgrims killed in the Haj stampede in Mecca rose to 74, according to the latest list released by the Saudi Arabia government.

“Saudi Arabia has released a further list. The Indian toll is now 74,” said external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet.

Consulate General India of Jeddah also said that it would facilitate the visit of the relatives of missing pilgrims to the Mossaim mortuary to confirm the details of the deceased pilgrims as the Saudi authorities had announced only names and the nationalities of the deceased in the stampede.

About 40 names were announced by the authorities, where in the names were not complete, however, there were names that matched the list of missing Indians, the Consulate general report added.

Saudi authorities have put the total death toll from the stampede at 769 and the injury toll at 934.

ANI