President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top leaders of the country on Thursday condoled the deaths in a horrific Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia.
"Deeply saddened by tragic incident at Mina on Thursday, during which a large number of Haj pilgrims lost their lives," the president tweeted.
"My sincere condolences to the government of Saudi Arabia and families of the deceased pilgrims. I also wish speedy recovery to injured," he said.
Ansari, in a message to Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef, said: "We deeply mourn this tragedy and extend our heartfelt condolences to you and to the people of the Saudi Arabia.
"We express our solemn thoughts and pray in this hour of grief for the departed souls."
Modi, in his message from the US, said: "Distressing news from Mecca. Pained at loss of lives due to the stampede. Condolences to families of the deceased and prayers with the injured."
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