NAHCON Confirms 99 Nigerians Died In Hajj Stampede

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Hajj death count rises to 199

Nigerians Hajj death toll

About 355 Nigerian pilgrims were involved in the Mina stampede in Saudi Arabia, with 99 of the pilgrims losing their lives, according to The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

Nigerians Hajj death toll
Nigerians Hajj death toll

NAHCON’s Commissioner in charge of Information, Research and Library Service, Saleh Okenwa revealed the numbers on Thursday.

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Okenwa added 214 pilgrims were still missing, and that investigations were underway as to their whereabouts.

He added that 42 pilgrims were injured in the accident, with 7 of them still on admission in Saudi hospitals.

 

Wana

Wana

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E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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