Taroudant - Saudi Arabian Ministry of Heath allegedly published on Tuesday a statement on its official website saying the death toll in the recent Mina stampede has reached 4,173, but the statement has been taken down since then.

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATHBodies of Muslim pilgrims are seen after a stampede at Mina, outside the holy Muslim city of Mecca, September 24, 2015. At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed on Thursday in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage for 25 years. Picture taken September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer TEMPLATE OUT
Larbi is a freelance writer and assistant editor at Morocco World News.