Hajj stampede: Iran death toll rises to 464

Iran says number of its citizens who died in Hajj stampede is now 464 – nearly double the previous toll.

Iranian authorities said there was no longer any hope of finding any of the country’s missing pilgrims alive.

According to Saudi officials, at least 769 people died in the crush last week, the deadliest incident to hit the Hajj in 25 years.

Saudis have been criticised over their handling of security as well as the slow publication of casualty figures.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Saudi Arabia to apologise for the deadly stampede.

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