Hajj stampede: Death toll rises to 1,748

Iran, Egypt, Nigeria & other governments have provided an updated list of pilgrims killed in the stampede.

FILE. Saudi ambulances arrive with hajj pilgrims who were injured in a stampede at an emergency hospital in Mina on September 24, 2015. At least 717 people were killed and over 800 injured. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The death toll in the Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia has risen to 1,748.

The tragedy has been described as the deadliest in the history of the pilgrimage in nearly two decades.

Hundreds of pilgrims are still unaccounted for after the 24 September stampede in the Tent City of Mina.

Iran, Egypt, Nigeria, Indonesia, India and other governments have provided an updated list of pilgrims killed in the stampede from their countries.

While their numbers put the death toll at 1,748, authorities in Saudi Arabia are yet to confirm these figures.

The stampede happened during a ritual known as ' stoning the devil' in Mina last month.

Hajj officials earlier said it was caused by the closure of two pathways leading to the sacred site.

It's believed while one group was exiting another was entering.