Hajj stampede

Umrah visas open for Bangladeshis

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

‘18 Bangladeshis dead, 90 missing’ in Hajj stampede

So far, 18 Bangladeshis have been identified among those killed in the Makkah stampede with 90 more remaining missing, chief of Haab says quoting the Bangladesh Hajj mission in Saudi Arabia.

September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015

11 Bangladeshis among Mina victims: Haab

The foreign ministry confirms the death of three Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims in Thursday’s Mina stampede that left at least 769 killed. Number of missing Bangladeshi pilgrims has yet to be ascertained, it adds.

September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015

Iran denounces Saudi Arabia over hajj, demands apology

Iran demands an apology from Saudi Arabia over the deaths of 769 people at the hajj pilgrimage, accusing its rival of seeking to evade blame.

September 26, 2015
September 26, 2015

United after 20 years, separated in seconds

Muhammad Bilal, a Bangladeshi pilgrim, was sitting at the pavement near Mina Al-Jisr Hospital hoping to have a last look at his wife who died in the stampede.

September 26, 2015
September 26, 2015

Criticism grows over Hajj deaths

Iran has led growing criticism of Saudi Arabia after at least 717 people died and 863 were injured in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca on Thursday.

September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015

Saudi blamed after hajj stampede kills 717

Blame shifted towards Saudi authorities on Friday after a stampede at the Hajj killed at least 717 people, in the worst tragedy to strike the annual Muslim pilgrimage in a quarter-century.

September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015

Hajj stampede: Saudi king orders safety review

Saudi Arabia's King Salman orders a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca.