Death toll now over 2,000 in Mina stampede

Map Mina stampede 2015

19 October update: At least 2,110 people have died in a deadly stampede in Mina, near Makkah, according to Associated Press. Over 1,000 people were injured.

The AP figure comes from state media reports and officials’ comments from 30 of the over 180 countries that sent citizens to Hajj.

102 Pakistanis are among the dead. Nearly 100 Pakistani Hajis are still missing and their fate unknown.

Iran leads all the affected countries, saying it had 465 pilgrims killed.

Many of the dead also came from Africa. Nigeria said it lost 199 people, while Mali lost 198, Cameroon lost 76, Niger lost 72, Senegal lost 61, and Ivory Coast and Benin both lost 52.

Others include Egypt with 182, Bangladesh with 137, Indonesia with 126, India with 116, Pakistan with 102, Ethiopia with 47, Chad with 43, Morocco with 33, Sudan with 30, Algeria with 25, Burkina Faso with 22, Tanzania with 20, Somalia with 10, Kenya with eight, Ghana and Turkey with seven, Myanmar and Libya with six, China with four, Afghanistan with two and Jordan and Malaysia with one.

Saudi officials say their official figure of 769 killed and 934 injured in the disaster remains accurate. Their investigation is ongoing.

The tragic stampede occurred at 9am at the junction of Street 204 and Street 223 in Maktab 93 for Hajis from Algeria, map above, courtesy BBC.

It is the deadliest stampede during Hajj in 25 years.

Here’s a list of earlier tragic stampedes and other deadly incidents during Hajj:

Hajj stampedes Mina Makkah

Over 2 million Hajis (pilgrims) perform Hajj each year. The number of Hajis over 20 years, below, courtesy, The Guardian.

Nationality of pilgrims at Hajj

Richard Johnson, a visual journalist, also chronicled the deaths in transit, including previous Mina stampedes. Here, with thanks to visualoop:

Makkah Hajj Mina transit deaths

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