Death toll in hajj crush rises to 769: Saudi health minister
An ambulance rushes to the site where pilgrims were crushed and trampled to death during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mina, Saudi Arabia - AP
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DUBAI: The death toll in a crush outside the holy city of Mecca on Thursday has risen to 769, Saudi Health Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday.

“The latest statistics up to this hour reveal 769 dead. That is an increase of 52 on the previous figures,” Falih told a news conference. “Those are the ones who died in various hospitals since the event,” he said, adding that 934 people were wounded.

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