quarta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2015

Tragedy in Mecca: countries do not agree on the total number of victims

The figures advanced by the authorities of Saudi Arabia officials point to 769 killed. But several countries, including India and Indonesia to ensure that the balance is much more black. Also Pakistan, country of origin of many of the pilgrims, States that "the Saudi Government published photos of 1100 martyrs from various countries. 1100 pilgrims that can be identified in the embassies ".

But the Saudi authorities ensure that these are total numbers of victims throughout the pilgrimage and not just in the incident of 24.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani, who was in New York for the UN General Assembly, returned earlier to Tehran to take part in the funeral ceremonies of the Iranian victims of the tragedy. The country paid homage to at least 228 dead. Rohani accuses the Saudi authorities have reacted late and poorly to this tragedy, "the Saudi Arabia should assume their legal and international obligations with foreign citizens and pilgrims to the Kaaba. Deep research is needed to understand the causes of this incident ".

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