Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-At least 41 Bangladeshi among the 769 pilgrims killed in stampede in Saudi Arabia during the Muslim’s hajj.
Out of 41, names of 15 more bodies have been found after they lost their lives in the tragic incident in Mina outside Makkah on September 24.
The ministry of foreign affairs has issued a press release in this regard on Thursday .
Officials at the Consulate General in Jeddah along with the officials of Bangladesh Hajj Mission in Makkah are working to identify the dead bodies of the deceased pilgrims.
Relatives accompanying pilgrims and Hajj agents of the missing pilgrims have been requested to contact Bangladesh Hajj Mission in Makkah (room No 107, phone- 00966-(0)125413980, [email protected]) to help identify the dead bodies.
As reported, Saudi authorities will release details of the unidentified pilgrims once their records of fingerprints are retrieved from the database.
It has also been reported that 61 Bangladesh pilgrims are currently under treatment at different hospitals in Makkah and Jeddah.
Among the 41 victims, the identities of 18 pilgrims have been confirmed while the names of 12 found and the remaining 11 are unnamed, Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foooreign Affairs said in Dhaka on Thursday, quoting the Consulate General.
The stampede occurred Thursday morning during the ritual known as “stoning the devil” in the tent city of Mina, about 2 miles from Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.
Hundreds have been killed in past years during the same ceremony, and it comes only 13 days after a crane collapse killed more than 100 people at another major Islamic holy site, the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
The incident is the deadliest disaster at Mina since 1990, when 1,426 people died.