Foreign toll figures show haj tragedy deadliest in history with at least 1,587 killed

The death toll from the stampede at the haj has risen to at least 1,587, making it the deadliest incident in the pilgrimage's history.
The death toll from the stampede at the haj has risen to at least 1,587, making it the deadliest incident in the pilgrimage's history.PHOTO: REUTERS

DUBAI (AFP) - The death toll from last month's stampede at the haj has risen to at least 1,587, 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 two days after the stampede that 769 Muslim pilgrims had died. 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 and an AFP tally 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 

- Egypt: 177 

- Nigeria: 145 

- Indonesia: 120 

- India: 101 

- Pakistan: 87 

- Bangladesh: 79 

- Mali: 60

- Senegal: 54

- Chad: 52 

- Benin: 34

- Morocco: 33 

- Sudan: 30 

- Algeria: 28

- Niger: 28 

- Cameroon: 20

- Ivory Coast: 14 

- Ethiopia: 13 

- Libya: 10

- Somalia: 8 

- Kenya: 6 

- Ghana: 5 

- Mauritius: 5 

- Tanzania: 4 

- Tunisia: 4 

- Burkina Faso: 1 

- Burundi: 1 

- Iraq: 1 

- Jordan: 1 

- Netherlands: 1 

- Oman: 1