6 more Indian Haj pilgrims dead in S Arabia; toll reaches 25

6 more Indian Haj pilgrims dead in S Arabia; toll reaches 25

"As of today 25 pilgrims have expired out of which twenty came through Haj Committee of India and five through Private Tour Operators," according to a statement from Consulate General of India in Jeddah.

Of the total number of 68,978 pilgrims who have already flown in from India, 34,844 are in Mecca and 34,114 pilgrims are in Medina, it said.

So far 248 flights have come from India, the statement added.

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