Hajj stampede: Iran victims’ bodies repatriated

Irani hajj mission admitted the mistake of the Irani pilgrims

The first bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in a stampede during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca have arrived back in the capital Tehran.
Graphic2The ceremony saw 104 bodies returned home from Saudi Arabia. Iran says at least 464 of its nationals were killed.

The Saudi authorities put the total death toll at 769 but foreign media reports and officials put the figure at well over 1,000.

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