MECCA: Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister tweeted about the number of Indians dead in the Hajj tragedy that occurred on September 24, 2015. She tweeted, “We have lost 58 Indians. As many as 78 are missing. We are doing everything to locate our people.”
The stampede occurred during the ‘Stone Pelting’ ritual. Instructions are written in more than 15 languages but the fact that many of the pilgrims that come are illiterates and thus, they don’t understand the instructions which, then ends up in such stampedes.
Around 1,50,000 Indians had gone for Haj this year. So far, 2 Indians have been killed and 21 have been injured.
Minority Minister, Najma Heptuallah, expressed his grief, “It is a very unfortunate accident,”while speaking to NewsX.