Eighty-seven more Nigerian pilgrims have been confirmed dead in the September 24 stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia, raising the death toll of Nigerians to 309, with 47 still missing or unaccounted for.
Sokoto and Kano states still top the list of casualties.
Daily Trust reports that an official of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) who pleaded anonymity made this known on Friday in Abuja.
He said 47 Nigerians remain officially missing and those on admission have been discharged.
The Head of Medical of the commission, Dr. Ibrahim Kana had told the newspaper a fortnight ago that the latest figures then were 222 identified bodies, 130 missing and three recuperating in the hospital and that the commission would not leave any stone unturned to account for all Nigerians.
“Majority have been buried in Makkah. We have all the records of graves of Nigerians. The idea is that we would share this with relations who may want to visit and pray for them,” Kana had said.