PESHAWAR, 19 September: Death toll of Pakistani pilgrims in stampede in Mina during Hajj has mounted to 104.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs has so far confirmed the death of 85 Pakistani pilgrims in the incident on its website, while reports of death of 19 more pilgrims have also been received. The ministry says 12 Pakistanis are still missing and search for them is continuing at different hospitals and other places of Saudi Arabia.

The Pakistan government has announced compensation of Rs500,000 each for the heirs of pilgrims who lost their lives in the Mina tragedy.

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