A new Associated Press tally reports at least 2,121 people were killed in last month’s hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia—a staggering number that is three times what the Saudi government has claimed it to be. The kingdom’s official toll sits at 769 people, and has not changed since the event. No officials have commented on the discrepancy between that figure and the AP figure, which was compiled from reports from 30 of the 180 countries whose citizens traveled to the event. The stampede was the deadliest event in the history of the Muslim pilgrimage and an investigation is still underway.
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