Hajj tragedy: 64 Nigerians dead, 240 missing

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Hajj tragedy: 64 Nigerians dead, 240 missing
Posted on: September 29, 2015, 09:03:04 PM
The National Hajj Commission, has confirmed that of Nigerian casualties at the September 24 Kuna stampede has risen to 64.

Similarly, as many as, 240 Nigerian pilgrims were still missing as at the time of this report.

In a telephone interview with Mr Uba Mana, the Public Relations Officer, of the Commission, he said that the injured were receiving the prompt medical attention.

Saudi emergency personnel stand near bodies of Hajj pilgrims at the site where at least 717 were killed and hundreds wounded in a stampede in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, at the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia on September 24, 2015. The stampede, the second deadly accident to strike the pilgrims this year, broke out during the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual, the Saudi civil defence service said. AFP PHOTO / STR

Saudi emergency personnel stand near bodies of Hajj pilgrims at the site where at least 717 were killed and hundreds wounded in a stampede in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, at the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia on September 24, 2015.

According to him, a report containing the identities of the victims is on its way to Abuja, in line with the directive from the Presidency to the National Hajj Commission.

He said, ” as soon as our medical team finish treating the injured, we will soon start Airlifting them back to Nigeria.




 

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