New Delhi: The death toll of Indian pilgrims killed in the Haj stampede in Mecca rose to 58 and as many as 78 others are still missing.
External Affairs Minister took it to twitter to confirm the latest figures.
“We have lost 58 Indians, as many as 78 other are missing. We are doing everything to locate our people,” external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet.
Haj Stampede – We have lost 58 Indians. As many as 78 are missing. We are doing everything to locate our people.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 3, 2015
She had earlier said that the Indian embassy was extending all the possible help to the families who have suffered due to the tragedy.
Saudi authorities have put the total death toll from the stampede at 769 and the injury toll at 934