Haj stampede: Indian toll reaches 35
The number of Indian pilgrims killed in the Makkah Haj stampede continued to rise, with six more deaths announced, taking the toll to 35 so far, the government said on Sunday.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted: “Unfortunately, there are six more Indians (among dead) taking the toll to 35.” She said the Saudi authorities have released photos of 1,090 pilgrims who have died in the stampede.
Sushma Swaraj said the Indian embassy officials were providing all help to the bereaved families. The six dead pilgrims include four from Gujarat and one each from Jharkhand and Bihar.