Hundreds of hajj pilgrims still missing a week after stampede

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DUBAI - Hundreds of people were still unaccounted for Thursday a week after a hajj stampede killed hundreds more, with national tallies of the dead far exceeding figures provided by Saudi Arabia.

The kingdom gave a toll of 769 people killed and 934 injured in the tragedy during a pilgrimage stoning ritual at Mina near the holy city of Mecca.

Riyadh has not given any figures for the number of missing or said whether any Saudis were killed.

A tally of death tolls from 23 countries, mostly from official sources, put the number killed at more than 990.

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