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Mina stampede: Death toll of Pakistani pilgrims rises to 76

Minist­ry of Religi­ous Affair­s says 60 Pakist­ani pilgri­ms are still believ­ed to be missin­g



At least 76 Pakistani pilgrims are reported dead in the Mina stampede during Hajj, according to the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Seven injured Pakistani pilgrims are being treated in Saudi Arabia while 60 are still believed to be missing.

The list uploaded on the ministry’s site includes 76 Pakistani pilgrims confirmed dead.

Read: Mina stampede: Death toll of Pakistani pilgrims rises to 60

Of the 76 pilgrims, deaths of 29 were verified by Saudi authorities, whereas the passing away of the remaining 47 were reported by relatives and eyewitnesses.

The Mina stampede is said to be one of the worst disasters during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in 25 years. Over 769 pilgrims were killed in the stampede which left at least 934 others injured.

Read: Another death confirmed, no word on missing pilgrims

Tragedy hit when two large groups of pilgrims preparing for one of the last major rites of their trip met on an intersection of two roads leading to the main site, Saudi authorities said.

Nearly two million Muslims from across the globe are attending this year’s Hajj – one of the largest annual gatherings in the world. The Hajj officially ends on Sunday.

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