Rabat - Morocco said in a press release on Monday that five Moroccans pilgrims died as a result of the fatal stampede that occurred in Mina last Thursday.
Rabat – Morocco said in a press release on Monday that five Moroccans pilgrims died as a result of the fatal stampede that occurred in Mina last Thursday.
According to a press release issued this Monday by the Moroccan foreign ministry, five Moroccan pilgrims were killed while eight others were injured and are receiving the necessary medical care in several Saudi hospitals.
The Moroccan government has been working closely with Saudi authorities to identify the number of victims and inform their families.
Meanwhile, these figures remain temporary and could rise in the few coming hours, as the release specified that 34 Moroccan pilgrims (15 women and 19 men) are still missing.
The search operation of other missing Moroccan pilgrims continues in coordination with Saudi authorities. Moroccan authorities stressed that this operation remains very complicated given the scale of the tragedy and the conditions surrounding the search operations of the victims and the confirmation of their identities.