Hajj ends as number of stampede martyrs rises to 769

September 26, 2015 12:32 PM

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MINA: Saudi Arabia deployed large numbers of special forces Saturday as pilgrims performed the final rituals of a hajj marred by double tragedy, with the number of martyrs rising to 769.

Health Minister Khaled al-Falih announced the new figure, an increase from the previous toll of 717.

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