Hajj stampede update: More than 100 Indians dead, 32 still missing - The death toll of Indians in the Hajj stampede has reached 101 and 32 nationals still remain missing after the last month's tragedy.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted, "Saudi authorities have identified more pilgrims who died in Hajj stampede. The toll of Indian pilgrims is now 101. We have 32 missing."
Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh arrived in Saudi Arabia for the identification process of the missing Indians by the Saudi authorities, MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said on Thursday.
He had said, "The minister sought the intervention of the Saudi Health Minister to find the identities of all the Indian pilgrims. He also conveyed that several missing cases were still pending with the Indian mission and it can only be resolved after the identification process is complete. Singh has been assured of all support and assistance by the Saudi minister."
Two massive lines of pilgrims converged on each other from different directions at an intersection near the five- storey Jamarat Bridge in Mina for symbolic stoning of the devil leading to a massive stampede.