Hajj stampede

Hajj death toll tops 2,100 (video)

The death toll from last month's hajj stampede has topped 2,100, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it by far the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage's history.

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

Umrah visas open for Bangladeshis

The government of Saudi Arabia lifts restrictions on issuing Umrah visas to Bangladeshi pilgrims.

October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015

Hajj death toll tops 2,100 (video)

The death toll from last month's hajj stampede has topped 2,100, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it by far the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage's history.

October 18, 2015
October 18, 2015

Hajj stampede: Bangladesh death toll climbs to 137

The number of Bangladeshi pilgrims killed in the Mina stampede during Hajj last month now stands at 137, while at least 53 others still remain missing.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

Bangladesh toll in Hajj stampede now 68

The number of Bangladeshis killed in the Mina stampede during Hajj last month rises to 68, the Hajj mission in Saudi Arabia confirms.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

Hajj stampede: New tally shows 1,399 killed

The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca kills at least 1,399 people during the Hajj pilgrimage, a new tally showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.

October 2, 2015
October 2, 2015

Bangladesh Hajj death toll now 43

Death toll of Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims from the Mina stampede goes up to 43, while 92 more are undergoing treatment.

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015

Iran Hajj death toll rises to 464

Iran says number of its citizens who died in the Hajj stampeded in Saudi Arabia last week reaches 464 - nearly double the previous toll.

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015

Pakistanis, Indians seek govt help to find missing pilgrims

Prominent Pakistanis and Indians, who performed hajj as representatives of their countries, urge the Saudi authorities to speed up the process of locating and identifying missing and dead pilgrims.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

Some stampede victims to be buried in 6 Makkah cemeteries

The Makkah Secretariat is preparing 74,700 graves across six graveyards which could accommodate some of the martyrs of the stampede in Mina among others, according to a Saudi media report.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

First Biman Hajj return flight delayed by 11hrs

The first Hajj return flight of national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines lands – delayed by nearly 11 hours for was said “technical glitch”.