DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A new tally shows at least 1,621 pilgrims were killed in last month's crush and stampede during the hajj in Saudi Arabia.
The Associated Press count on Wednesday is based on totals provided by officials and state media in 19 of the over 180 countries that sent pilgrims.
The AP count is more than double Saudi Arabia's official tally of 769 killed and 934 injured in the Sept. 24 disaster in Mina, a few miles from the holy city of Mecca.
Saudi officials previously have said their tally remains accurate, although an investigation into the causes of the tragedy is ongoing. They have not updated their casualty toll since Sept. 26.
The previous deadliest-ever incident at the hajj happened in 1990, when a stampede killed 1,426 people.