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Hajj Stampede: Death Toll of Nigerians Rises Above 50

BellaNaija.com

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The death toll of Nigerians from the Saudi Arabia Hajj stampede has risen to over 50.

Various news sources are reporting varying figures, however; all information indicates that the current death toll is at least 50 .

For instance, BBC reports that 54 Nigerians are confirmed dead. Leadership states that 64 are dead and 71 sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Reports state that the chairman of Nigeria’s National Hajj Commission, Abdullahi Mukhtar confirmed the numbers but said some pilgrims were missing, meaning the final death toll could rise.

Photo Credit: Reuters/Saudi Red Crescent/BBC

4 Comments

  1. FasholasLover

    September 30, 2015 at 11:10 am

    May the soul of the departed find rest.

    I hv a moderate case of enochlophobia. l hate anywhere crowded. I do not like Markets either.
    I am not a Muslim, soo my understanding of going all the way to Mecca to stone the devil is very limited. Having said that, why go all the way to Mecca to stone the devil? Don’t we have enough devils of our own in Nigeria and plenty stones too????

  2. Tosin

    September 30, 2015 at 11:39 am

    i’m tired.

    Rest in Peace. 🙁

  3. miss Pynk

    September 30, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    May they RIP.

    The allegations against Saudi officials have be disappointing in how they handled the stampede. My next question as I am not a muslim is whether or not the Hajj is mandatory- because from reading Mecca was re-organised in the 1940s or so into what it is today. Muslims please provide insight .

    Pynk360.com

  4. nnenne

    September 30, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    RIP to the dead.
    SAD. May God give their families the solitude to bear the losses.Time to reflect.

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