Hajj Stampede: Nigeria’s death toll rises to 145

Written by on October 12, 2015

 

Hajj-MinaThe National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, on Sunday confirmed that one hundred and forty five Nigerians were killed in the September 24 stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia.

Although Saudi authorities confirmed more than 769 pilgrims from across the world dead, the death toll is believed to be over 1,000 with Iran having the higher death casualty of over 400 people. About 1,000 people were also injured during the stampede on one of the roads leading to the Jamarat complex in Mina.

 

Briefing journalists in Mecca in an update, NAHCON’s commissioner in charge of Planning, Research, Information and Library Services, Saleh Okenwa, said that seven of the 42 injured pilgrims were still on admission at various hospitals in Saudi Arabia.


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