236 Pakistanis missing after Mina stampede

 

236 Pakistanis missing after Mina stampede
Rescue workers and pilgrims at the site of the stampede.

Riyadh - Pakistani officials earlier said that seven Pakistani pilgrims were killed and six injured in the crush.

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Published: Fri 25 Sep 2015, 9:01 PM

Last updated: Sat 26 Sep 2015, 1:59 AM

Kenyans, Indians, Indonesians, Iranians and Pakistanis are among the hundreds of Muslim pilgrims who died in the stampede.
A top Pakistani Haj official in Saudi Arabia said that 236 Pakistani pilgrims were missing after the deadly stampede during the pilgrimage.
Abu Ahmed Akif made the comments on Friday. Pakistani officials earlier said that seven Pakistani pilgrims were killed and six injured in the crush.
Authorities said at least 14 Indians and four Turks were killed.
On Twitter, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gave the death toll on Friday and said 13 Indians were injured in the crush and stampede near Mina. She said Indian volunteers are aiding local officials.
The Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency reported that four Turks were killed and five remain missing on Friday.
Egypt's Religious Endowments Minister Mohammed Mokhtar Gomaa told the state-run MENA news agency the death toll for his country had risen to 14.
Iranian state media has said at least 131 pilgrims from the Islamic Republic were killed.
Afghanistan's Ministry of Haj and Religious Affairs said on Friday that eight Afghan pilgrims were still missing after the stampede. Both the Afghan government and the insurgent Taleban offered condolences to those affected.
Authorities in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, said on Friday at least three Indonesian pilgrims are dead after Thursday's disaster. Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has expressed condolences and called for better management of the Haj crowds to prevent future disasters.
Kenyan officials said three of the dead are from their country. - Agencies


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