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Hajj Tragedy NAHCON confirms 99 dead, 215 missing in Mecca

Those injured were 42, 41 from the state pilgrims and one from tour operators. The number of those missing from the states was 96 males, 94 females and four males who were officials.

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At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca play

At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca

(theeagleonline.com)

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, confirmed to newsmen, that 99 pilgrims died, 42 were injured and 214 missing, in the recent Hajj stampede, in Mecca.

Victims of the 2015 hajj stampede play

Victims of the 2015 hajj stampede

 

Punch Newspapers reports that NAHCON’s Commissioner (Planning, Research, Statistic Information and Library Service), Dr. Saleh Okenwa said “Those injured were 42, 41 from the state pilgrims and one from tour operators. The number of those missing from the states was 96 males, 94 females and four males who were officials, totaling 194, while 10 males and 10 females were missing from the tour operators."

At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca play

At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca

(theeagleonline.com)

 

Adding that “Of those injured, only seven remain in the hospitals and receiving treatments and others have been discharged.”

 

 

 

 

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