Saudi authorities confirm death of 60 Pakistanis in Mina, 90 still missing

The number of Pakistani pilgrims killed in the stampede at Mina has risen to 60 while 49 are injured, the Ministry of Religious Affairs confirmed on Sunday.

The ministry said that the Saudi authorities have confirmed the death of 60 Pakistanis in the Mina stampede, while 49 pilgrims are injured and under treatment.

It was the worst disaster to strike the annual Haj pilgrimage in 25 years, a private TV channel reported.

In a list published on its website, the ministry released the names and details of the 60 Pakistanis confirmed by Saudi authorities, officials and family members to have been killed in the stampede.

The list of 60 Pakistanis includes 26 pilgrims whose deaths have been officially verified by Saudi authorities, while the death of 34 others was reported by relatives and eyewitnesses.

Around 90 Pakistani nationals are still believed to be missing since the disaster.

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