Latest update September 28th, 2016 10:34 AM
Sep 29, 2015
ISLAMABAD: The number of Pakistani pilgrims ‘martyred’ during the stampede at Mina, Saudi Arabia, rose to 40 and 35 others injured in the incident, said Pakistani envoy on Monday.
Talking to PTV News, Pakistani ambassador Manzoor-ul-Haq said the death toll of Pakistani pilgrims in Mina stampede rose to 40 and the pilgrims who lost their lives have been identified.
Now only 68 Pakistanis are missing, he said adding that “all out efforts were being made to find them”.
He went on to say that all the Pakistani pilgrims would be found.
At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a stampede at Mina, outside Makkah where more than two million people were performing Haj.
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