Mina stampede: Death toll of Pakistani martyred reaches 57

ISLAMABAD: The number of Pakistani pilgrims martyred in the stampede at Mina near the holy city of Makkah has risen to 57, the Ministry of Religious Affairs confirmed on Friday.

In a list published on its website, the ministry released the names and details of the 57 Pakistanis confirmed by Saudi authorities, officials and family members to have been martyred and at least 49 Pakistanis injured in the stampede – the worst disaster to strike the annual Hajj pilgrimage in 25 years.

The list of 57 Pakistani martyrs includes 26 pilgrims whose deaths have been officially verified by Saudi authorities, and 31 martyrs whose death were reported by relatives and eyewitnesses.

Around 102 Pakistani nationals are still believed to be missing since the disaster.

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