Amara Benmhamed


Age: 52

Algerian pilgrim who was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition for nearly a week from injuries suffered in a deadly crush which killed at least 769 (and counting) people during Hajj pilgrimage rituals outside the holy city of Mecca in Mina, Saudi Arabia on Sept. 24, 2015 with the death toll that is expected to rise since there are at least 1,436 people still missing and over 900 injured due to the stampede, in which the deadliest disaster to strike the hajj was in 1990 when a stampede killed 1,426 people at an overcrowded pedestrian tunnel leading to holy sites in Mecca, but the cause of the disaster is disputed and remains under investigation.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in the Hajj stampede

Born: 1963

Died: September 28, 2015

Taef, Saudi Arabia