13 Ethiopians killed by Hajj stampede

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The number of Ethiopians who died at the Hajj stampede around Mina has reached 13, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It is to be recalled that the number of deceased Ethiopians was reported as two last week. The recent press release from ministry said that 11 more Ethiopian citizens are now confirmed dead by the Government of Saudi Arabia, the Ethiopian Embassy in Riyadh, the Consulate General of Ethiopia in Jeddah and the Hajj and Umrah Council of Ethiopia.
The release further stated that the number of injured pilgrims has also increased to 26.
The Government of Ethiopia has expressed its deepest sorrow over the death of citizens and expressed condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Ethiopia.
(ENA)