New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The toll of Indian Haj pilgrims killed in the stampede near Makkah in Saudi Arabia has risen to 45, with 10 more injured dying, the government announced on Monday.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted: “The death toll of Indians killed in Haj stampede is now 45. We have 50 Indian pilgrims in various hospitals in Saudi Arabia.”
Among the 10 who have died now, three are from West Bengal, two each from Kerala and Jharkhand, one each from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, and an Indian who is a local resident.
Over 1,000 people were killed on Thursday in a stampede near Makkah during the Haj.