Monday, 05 October 2015 06:10

HAJJ STAMPEDE: Nigeria’s death toll rises to 75; 241 pilgrims missing

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The death toll of killed during the Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia has risen to 75 from the previous official figure of 64, the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON), said at the weekend. According to the NAHCON Public Relations Officer, Mallam Uba Mana, the total number of pilgrims missing was 241, with the assurance that the agency was doing all within its power to locate those still missing.

The agency further confirmed that Saudi Arabia had opened an identification office for missing persons. NAHCO described it as a good development because it will ease a little tension of a lot of pilgrims across the country.

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