Mali Face­book page set up to find miss­ing pil­grims

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

A Malian woman has set up a Face­book page to help find some 200 peo­ple from Mali who are still miss­ing af­ter last month’s Hajj pil­grim­age crush.

Nabou Traore told the BBC that not enough was be­ing done to find the miss­ing Malians in Saudi Ara­bia.

Peo­ple have been shar­ing their pic­tures of rel­a­tives on the so­cial media page whom they have not heard from, as well as uniden­ti­fied peo­ple in hos­pi­tal.

Of­fi­cials have con­firmed that 60 Malian pil­grims died in the stam­pede.

Ms Traore, who is a Malian based in France, de­cided to set up the page Les Maliens de La Bous­cu­lade de Mina (Malians of the Mina crush) af­ter notic­ing sev­eral posts on her own Face­book page about the stam­pede.

The page now has more than 2,800 mem­bers.

Some of the pic­tures are of uniden­ti­fied un­con­scious pa­tients, other posts an­nounce the con­fir­ma­tion of a rel­a­tive’s death.

Emer­gency work­ers try to re­vive some pil­grims

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