Wednesday 30 September 2015

Mecca Tragedy-244 Nigerians missing as Hajj death toll hits 64

The Nigerian death toll at the Hajj stampede has hit 64.
This was revealed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) which said in Makkah that 10 more bodies were identified, raising the toll from 54 to 64.

The commission’s Public Affairs Director, Uba Mana, said 244 pilgrims were missing.The figure of the injured also jumped to 71 from 61 previously announced.

Mana also said 12 of the 71 injured pilgrims were transported to Saudi Arabia by tour operators and 59 by state pilgrims’ welfare agencies.He said the deceased were from Adamawa,Bauchi, Borno, Ekiti, Jigawa, FCT, Cross River, Gombe, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kaduna, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Plateau, Rivers Sokoto, Yobe, Taraba, and Zamfara.

Nigeria is now the third country with the highest number of casualties. Full list below
Iran: 228 dead and 246 missing
Egypt: 78 dead
Nigeria: 64 dead
India: 45 dead
Indonesia: 41 dead
Pakistan: 40 dead, more than 60 missing
Cameroon: at least 20 dead
Niger: 22 dead
Ivory Coast: 14 dead, 77 missing
Chad: 11 dead
Algeria: 9 dead
Somalia: 8 dead (media reports)
 Morocco: 5 dead, 34 missing
Senegal: 7 dead, 57 missing
Libya: 4 dead, 16 missingTanzania: 4 dead
Kenya: 3 dead
Tunisia: 2 dead
Burkina Faso: 1 dead
Burundi: 1 dead (Muslim association)Netherlands: 1 dead
Benin: unspecified number of deaths