Death toll of Indians in Haj stampede rises to 74

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:34 pm IST

Published - October 06, 2015 11:23 am IST - New Delhi

The death toll of Indian pilgrims in the Haj stampede rose to 74 on Tuesday. “Haj stampede — Saudi Arabia has released a further list. The Indian toll is now 74,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh has been rushed to Saudi Arabia to coordinate with the authorities there to trace the missing Indians.

Mr. Singh was asked by the External Affairs Minister to leave on Monday after the Saudi government informed India that it will be interacting with individual countries regarding their nationals — either dead or missing.

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