Death toll from Mecca haj stampede tops 2,200: Foreign tallies

Muslim pilgrims walking past the crane that collapsed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Sept 12, 2015.
Muslim pilgrims walking past the crane that collapsed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Sept 12, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

DUBAI (AFP) - The death toll from September's haj stampede has topped 2,200, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it by far the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage's history.

Saudi Arabia has yet to provide an updated death toll, after saying 769 people died in the tragedy near Mecca, home of Islam's holiest sites.

But figures given by more than 30 governments around the world show that at least 2,223 foreign pilgrims died, according to an AFP tally.

The Saudi authorities have not given a toll for any deaths among their own nationals.

The loss of life in the Sept 24 disaster far exceeds the 1,426 pilgrims who died in the haj's worst previous incident - a tunnel stampede in July 1990.

Here is a breakdown of the dead from foreign governments:

Iran: 464 dead

Mali 282 dead

Nigeria: 199 dead

Egypt: 182 dead

Bangladesh: 137

Indonesia: 129 dead

India: 116 dead

Pakistan: 89 dead

Cameroon: 76 dead

Niger: 72 dead

Senegal: 62 dead

Ethiopia: 53 dead

Chad: 52 dead

Ivory Coast: 52 dead

Benin: 52 dead

Morocco: 36 dead

Sudan: 30 dead

Algeria: 28 dead

Burkina Faso: 22 dead

Tanzania: 22 dead

Ghana: 17 dead

Libya: 10 dead

Somalia: 8 dead

Kenya: 8 dead

Tunisia: 7 dead

Mauritius: 5 dead

China: 4 dead

Afghanistan: 3 dead

Burundi: 1 dead

Iraq: 1 dead

Jordan: 1 dead

Netherlands: 1 dead

Oman: 1 dead

Malaysia: 1 dead