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In Nigeria Senate sets up committee to investigate Hajj stampede

Ashahfa also said the Saudi government should be blamed for the stampede.

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Victims of the 2015 hajj stampede play

Victims of the 2015 hajj stampede

The Senate has constituted a committee to look into the cause of the Hajj Stampede, that left over 60 Nigerians dead, scores injured, and many still un-accounted for.

 

The Senate hinted this, when they finished the first sitting after their recess.

A lawmaker, who went for the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, Sen. Gbenga Ashafa said the Nigerian medical team work hard, and as a result, the death toll was reduced.

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)

 

Ashahfa also said the Saudi government should be blamed for the stampede.

Disasters at annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage play

Disasters at annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

((Reuters))

 

The Senate has also mandated the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to liaise with the Saudi embassy in Nigeria to ascertain the actual number of Nigerian casualties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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