He assured that the injured pilgrims would be provided with all possible medical treatment on their return to Pakistan by the government. Saudi officials have yet to comment on the discrepancy in the toll as countries around the world struggle to identify their dead.
Videos posted online showed dead bodies strewn across a street in Mina, a dusty encampment outside Islam’s holiest city, as other pilgrims sat in shock. Able-bodied Muslims are required to perform the five-day pilgrimage once in their lifetime, and each year the hajj poses a massive logistical challenge for the kingdom.
Justice Abdulkadir Jega, the brother of the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has dead in the stampede in Mecca.
Iranian area Hdtv said a previous envoy to Lebanon is one of the a little more than 300 Iranians nonetheless omitted. The latter said at least 131 of its pilgrims died in the stampede.
Muhammad Aslam Nalakath, a 17-year-old Indian student, is still in a dismal mood following his inability to save more lives of pilgrims who were in death pangs during Thursday’s deadly stampede in Mina.
One Gujarat pilgrim Manjurhusen Habibullah Sheikh has been critically injured and is undergoing treatment at the Mina Armed Forces along with 12 other injured Indians.
On September 11, two Egyptian pilgrims died from their injuries caused by a construction crane that collapsed in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Health. The Saudi authorities had instructed all available ambulances at the holy sites to rush in to the stampede scene.
“Saudi Arabia should carry out its legal and global obligations toward foreign citizens and pilgrims”, Rouhani said on arrival at Tehran’s Mehrabad worldwide Airport. The toll free number for pilgrims in the kingdom is 8002477786.
The head of Iran’s hajj organisation, Said Ohadi, said bad decisions had led to the tragedy, the worst to hit the hajj in nearly a quarter century. They prayed in Arafat, where Prophet Mohammad delivered the last Haj sermon almost 1400 years ago, yesterday and returned today to Mina for stoning of the devil, the last major Haj ritual.