Iran says 29 of country’s missing pilgrims killed in Mecca stampede
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Twenty nine of sixty five of Iranian pilgrims that went missing after a stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia's Mina valley, were killed in the incident, IRNA reported quoting Saeed Ohadi, head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, as saying Oct. 15.
He said those killed in the stampede were also found out to be buried in Saudi Arabia.
Ohadi said that Saudi Arabia took DNT samples from the dead, before burying them, adding that Iran is also aware of the places the pilgrims' bodies are buried.
He added that the searches are still underway to locate the missing Iranian pilgrims.
Edited by SI