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Subject Saudi Arabian Hajj stampede death toll rises
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Saudi official says 769 people died in Thursday's Hajj stampede, as top religious leader backs state's response.

he death toll from Thursday's stampede during a Hajj ritual outside of Mecca has risen to 769, Saudi Arabia's health minister has said.

At a press conference on Saturday, Khalid al-Falih also said the number of people injured during the crush in the tent city of Mina while on their way to perform a ritual on the first day of Eid had risen to 934.

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