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Iranian state TV website says Iran's death toll from Saudi hajj disaster rises to 464 killed

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 photo provided by the Saudi state news agency Saudi Press Agency (SPA), an official from the Saudi Health Ministry talks to a victim who was injured in Thursday's stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Mina, as he visits a hospital in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Riyadh has said that more than 760 pilgrims died in the stampede near Mecca, the worst disaster to strike the annual pilgrimage in a quarter-century. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)

    In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 photo provided by the Saudi state news agency Saudi Press Agency (SPA), an official from the Saudi Health Ministry talks to a victim who was injured in Thursday's stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Mina, as he visits a hospital in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Riyadh has said that more than 760 pilgrims died in the stampede near Mecca, the worst disaster to strike the annual pilgrimage in a quarter-century. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a graduation ceremony of the Iranian Navy cadets in the Northern city of Noshahr, Iran. Iran's top leader on Wednesday warned Saudi Arabia of "harsh" measures if the kingdom fails to promptly repatriate the bodies of more than 200 Iranian pilgrims killed in last week's hajj stampede. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

    In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a graduation ceremony of the Iranian Navy cadets in the Northern city of Noshahr, Iran. Iran's top leader on Wednesday warned Saudi Arabia of "harsh" measures if the kingdom fails to promptly repatriate the bodies of more than 200 Iranian pilgrims killed in last week's hajj stampede. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A nurse checks a victim injured in Thursday's stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Mina, at a hospital in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Riyadh has said that more than 760 pilgrims died in the stampede near Mecca, the worst disaster to strike the annual pilgrimage in a quarter-century. (AP Photo)

    A nurse checks a victim injured in Thursday's stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Mina, at a hospital in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Riyadh has said that more than 760 pilgrims died in the stampede near Mecca, the worst disaster to strike the annual pilgrimage in a quarter-century. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

The website of Iran's state television is reporting that the Iranian death toll from the Saudi hajj disaster has risen to 464 pilgrims killed.

Thursday's report saw the death toll rise dramatically — almost doubling — from the previously reported death toll of 239.

It wasn't immediately clear how this would affect the overall death toll in the disaster.

Saudi Arabia has said that 769 pilgrims died in the Sept. 24 stampede near Mecca — the worst disaster to strike the annual Muslim pilgrimage in a quarter-century. Saudi authorities say they are investigating what caused the crush.

Shiite power Iran has blamed its Sunni archival Saudi Arabia for the disaster, saying its "incompetence" and "mismanagement" caused the death of pilgrims, who were suffocated or trampled to death.