Foreign figures show haj tragedy death toll continues to rise

Men carry the casket of Asad Murtaza Gillani, former Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani's nephew who was killed in the crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca last month, after his body arrived in Multan, Pakistan on Oct 5.
Men carry the casket of Asad Murtaza Gillani, former Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani's nephew who was killed in the crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca last month, after his body arrived in Multan, Pakistan on Oct 5. PHOTO: REUTERS

DUBAI (AFP) - The death toll from last month's haj stampede has risen to at least 1,849, including 129 Indonesians and 101 Indians, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest incident in the pilgrimage's history.

Saudi Arabia has yet to provide an updated death toll after saying 769 Muslim pilgrims had died in the tragedy near Mecca.

Saudi authorities have also not provided a breakdown by nationality.

Hundreds of pilgrims have also not been accounted for following the Sept 24 stampede at the haj, one of the largest annual gatherings in the world.

But many foreign governments have provided numbers on pilgrims killed from their countries.

An AFP tally from more than 30 countries shows the death toll has overtaken 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

- Egypt: 182 dead

- Nigeria: 145 dead

- Bangladesh: 137

- Indonesia: 129 dead

- India: 101 dead

- Pakistan: 87 dead

- Cameroon: 76 dead

- Niger: 72 dead

- Senegal: 61 dead

- Mali: 60 dead

- Chad: 52 dead

- Ivory Coast: 52 dead

- Benin: 34 dead

- Morocco: 36 dead

- Ethiopia: 31 dead

- Sudan: 30 dead

- Algeria: 28 dead

- Burkina Faso: 22 dead

- Libya: 10 dead

- Somalia: 8 dead

- Tunisia: 7 dead

- Kenya: 6 dead

- Ghana: 5 dead

- Mauritius: 5 dead

- Tanzania: 4 dead

- Burundi, Iraq, Jordan, Netherlands, and Oman: 1 dead each