Death toll of Indians in Haj stampede rises to 74

New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The toll of Indian Haj pilgrims killed in the stampede near Makkah in Saudi Arabia has risen to 74, the government announced on Tuesday.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted: “Haj stampede – Saudi Arabia has released a further list. The Indian toll is now 74.”

Haj Mission, Indian Consulate, Jeddah posted on its Facebook page an updated list of Indians who died in the stampede at Mina. The list was released by Consulate General of India, Jeddah. Indian toll till Sunday was 58.

Over 700 people were killed in the September 24 stampede near Makkah during the Haj.

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