DUBAI: An Associated Press count shows that at least 1,254 pilgrims were killed in a crush and stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
The AP’s count of the dead on Thursday includes 17 countries that have offered formal statements through hajj commissions or in state media broadcasts, saying specifically the deceased were killed Sept. 24 outside the holy city of Mecca.
Saudi officials have said their official figure of 769 killed and 934 injured in the disaster remains accurate. Their investigation is ongoing.
Iran had 465 pilgrims killed, while Egypt had 148 and Indonesia 120.
Others include Pakistan with 89; India 81; Nigeria 64; Bangladesh 63; Mali 60; Cameroon 42; Ethiopia 31; Morocco 27; Algeria 25; Ghana 12; Chad 11; Kenya eight; Senegal five and Turkey with three.