Egyptian death toll in Mecca hajj stampede rises to 127
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CAIRO: The death toll among Egyptian pilgrims in Mecca’s stampede, which killed over 750 people, rose to 127, Youm7 reported Saturday.

The number of missing Egyptian pilgrims also rose from 73 to 105.

Earlier Thursday, Saudi Arabia announced it had agreed to receive DNA samples from Egyptians whose relatives have been missing to compare them with the bodies of unidentified victims.

On September 12, more than 100 people were killed after a crane fell over them in the vicinity of the Holy Mosque; eight of them were Egyptians.

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