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Death toll of Indians dead in Makkah stampede rises to 18

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: The death toll of Indian Haj pilgrims who have died in the stampede at Makkah in Saudi Arabia reached 18 as four more died, the government announced on Saturday.

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Photo credit: indianexpress.com

“According to latest information, 18 Indians have died in the tragedy. Our mission is working with the Saudi authorities and family members to confirm the identities of the deceased and expedite the formalities for release of the mortal remains,” the external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a statement.

He also said, “officials on the ground have been working continuously to ascertain information and reach out to family members of missing pilgrims.”

Of the four dead, two are from Gujarat and one each from Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

The two pilgrims who were from Gujarat were — Hafijabahen Satarsha Diwan and Syed Abdul Hussain. The pilgrim from Jharkhand was Rasul Ali, and from Uttar Pradesh, Moinuddin.

According to the list of 14 dead announced on Friday, nine of the victims were from Gujarat, while two each belonged to Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu and one was from Maharashtra.

Thirteen Indian pilgrims are among the injured.

At least 717 people have been confirmed dead in Thursday’s stampede, the worst tragedy to hit the world’s holiest Muslim pilgrimage in 25 years, while over 800 are injured.

With inputs from IANS

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Panasonic Unveils Mobile Computing Devices in India

The energy efficient device is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platform to ensure long-term Android support

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Japanese electronics major Panasonic on Thursday launched TOUGHBOOK FZ T1 and L1 mobile computing devices in India.

The TOUGHBOOK FZ T1 is durable, compact and comes with a 5-inch screen and runs Android 8.1 Oreo OS.

The device delivers fast, easy barcode scanning with an integrated barcode reader, the company said in a statement.

It is also designed with MIL-STD-810G standards and comes with IP66/68 rating.

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Panasonic. IANS

“Our newest offering under the product category further assists consumers with their enterprise based working environment by robustly assisting them to augment their efficiency levels through the TOUGHBOOK series,” said Vijay Wadhwan, Business Head System and Solution Business, Panasonic India.

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The FZ-L1 offers professional-grade capabilities and reliability to workers who rely on accessing information on-the-go.

The energy efficient device is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platform to ensure long-term Android support. (IANS)