Saudi Hajj stampede: Death toll of Indian pilgrims rises to 29
The death toll of Indian pilgrims in last week’s stampede during Hajj has risen to 29 as authorities identified seven more bodies among the victims of the worst incident in 25 years to strike the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.Hajj Consulate in Jeddah has identified the deceased.Saudi authorities have put the total death toll from the stampede during Hajj to 769. The number of injured stands at 934. At least 13 Indians were among those injured. King Salman has ordered the formation of a committee to probe the deadly incident. Around two million people from over 180 countries took part in the pilgrimage. From India, 1.5 lakh pilgrims performed Hajj.The stampede broke out after two massive lines of pilgrims converged on each other from different directions at an intersection close to the five-storey Jamarat Bridge in Mina for symbolic stoning of the devil.