Death toll in haj crush rises to 769: Saudi health minister

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 26, 2015 9:53 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - The death toll in a crush outside the holy city of Mecca on Thursday has risen to 769, Saudi Health Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday.

"The latest statistics up to this hour reveal 769 dead. That is an increase of 52 on the previous figures," Falih told a news conference. "Those are the ones who died in various hospitals since the event," he said, adding that 934 people were wounded.

(Reporting By Noah Browning; Editing by Dominic Evans)