Thousands attend funerals of Iranians killed in hajj crush

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An Honor guard carries the coffins of Iranian hajj pilgrims who were killed in a deadly stampede in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24, at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran Saturday, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the two regional rivals. President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials were at the airport for the arrival of the plane, which carried 104 bodies. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
The Iranian honour guard carries the caskets of Iranian pilgrims, killed in a stampede at the annual hajj, during a repatriation ceremony upon their arrival on October 3, 2015 at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other top officials attended a repatriation ceremony for the 104 pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in the September 24 crush. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, center with white turban, makes his way behind the coffins of some dead hajj pilgrims, to pay tribute to those who were killed in a deadly stampede in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24, Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran Saturday, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the two regional rivals. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iranian officials pray as they touch the coffin of a dead hajj pilgrim who was killed in a deadly stampede in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24, at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran Saturday, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the two regional rivals. President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials were at the airport for the arrival of the plane, which carried 104 bodies. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, center, parliament speaker Ali Larijani, second left, head of judiciary Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, second right, Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri, left, and head of the supreme leader's office Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani pay tribute in front of the coffin of a hajj pilgrim who was killed in a deadly stampede in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24 at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran Saturday, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the two regional rivals. President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials were at the airport for the arrival of the plane, which carried 104 bodies. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iranian officials pray as they touch the coffin of a dead hajj pilgrim who was killed in a deadly stampede in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24, at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran Saturday, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the two regional rivals. President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials were at the airport for the arrival of the plane, which carried 104 bodies. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C), parliament speaker Ali Larijani (C-R) and Judiciary Chief Sadeq Larijani (C-2nd R) place flowers on the caskets of Iranian pilgrims, killed in a stampede at the annual hajj, during a repatriation ceremony upon their arrival on October 3, 2015 at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport. President Rouhani and other top officials attended a repatriation ceremony for the 104 pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in the September 24 crush. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - OCTOBER 03: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C), Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani (Center L), Judiciary chief Sadeq Larijani (Center R) and other top officials attend a repatriation ceremony at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran on October 03, 2015 for 104 Iranian pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in deadly stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Iranian officials pray over the caskets of Iranian pilgrims, killed in a stampede at the annual hajj, during a repatriation ceremony upon their arrival on October 3, 2015 at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other top officials attended a repatriation ceremony for the 104 pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in the September 24 crush. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) delivers a speech in the presence of parliament speaker Ali Larijani (L), and Judiciary Chief Sadeq Larijani (R) during a repatriation ceremony for Iranian pilgrims, killed in a stampede at the annual hajj, upon their arrival on October 3, 2015 at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport. President Rouhani and other top officials attended a repatriation ceremony for the 104 pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in the September 24 crush. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - OCTOBER 03: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C), Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani (L-6), Judiciary chief Sadeq Larijani (R-5) and other top officials attend a repatriation ceremony at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran on October 03, 2015 for 104 Iranian pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in deadly stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Iranian officials pray over the caskets of Iranian pilgrims, killed in a stampede at the annual hajj, during a repatriation ceremony upon their arrival on October 3, 2015 at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other top officials attended a repatriation ceremony for the 104 pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in the September 24 crush. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian men load the coffin of a dead hajj pilgrim who was killed in a deadly stampede in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24, into a car at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran Saturday, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the two regional rivals. President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials were at the airport for the arrival of the plane, which carried 104 bodies. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
An Iranian mourner holds a poster bearing a portrait of a victim during a funeral procession for some of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed in a stampede at the annual hajj on October 4, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Ceremonies took place across Iran to honour citizens killed at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Iranian woman mourns during a funeral procession for some of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed in a stampede at the annual hajj on October 4, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Ceremonies took place across Iran to honour citizens killed at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Iranian honour guard carry a coffin during a funeral procession for some of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed in a stampede at the annual hajj on October 4, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Ceremonies took place across Iran to honour citizens killed at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian military and mourners follow an ambulance carrying a coffin during a funeral procession for some of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed in a stampede at the annual hajj on October 4, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Ceremonies took place across Iran to honour citizens killed at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian military and mourners follow an ambulance carrying a coffin during a funeral procession for some of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed in a stampede at the annual hajj on October 4, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Ceremonies took place across Iran to honour citizens killed at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian women mourn during a funeral procession for some of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed in a stampede at the annual hajj on October 4, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Ceremonies took place across Iran to honour citizens killed at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
An Iranian woman mourns during a funeral procession for some of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed in a stampede at the annual hajj on October 4, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Ceremonies took place across Iran to honour citizens killed at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian women mourn during a funeral procession for some of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed in a stampede at the annual hajj on October 4, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Ceremonies took place across Iran to honour citizens killed at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian mourners take part in a funeral procession for some of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed in a stampede at the annual hajj on October 4, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Ceremonies took place across Iran to honour citizens killed at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian women standing on a balcony mourn during a funeral procession for some of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed in a stampede at the annual hajj on October 4, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Ceremonies took place across Iran to honour citizens killed at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranians mourn during a funeral procession for some of the Iranian pilgrims who were killed in a stampede at the annual hajj on October 4, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Ceremonies took place across Iran to honour citizens killed at the hajj, as a second plane returned the bodies of 114 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - OCTOBER 4: Iranian top officials attend a funeral ceremony at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran on October 4, 2015 for 8 Iranian pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in deadly stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - OCTOBER 4: Iranian women mourn during a funeral ceremony at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran on October 4, 2015 for 8 Iranian pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in deadly stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - OCTOBER 4: Iranians shout slogans as they attend a funeral ceremony at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran on October 4, 2015 for 8 Iranian pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in deadly stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - OCTOBER 4: Iranians shout slogans as they attend a funeral ceremony at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran on October 4, 2015 for 8 Iranian pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in deadly stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - OCTOBER 4: Iranians shout slogans as they attend a funeral ceremony at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran on October 4, 2015 for 8 Iranian pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in deadly stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - OCTOBER 4: Iranian top officials and Iranians attend a funeral ceremony at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran on October 4, 2015 for 8 Iranian pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in deadly stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on September 24. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Thousands of mourners have attended funeral services in Iran for pilgrims killed in a stampede during last month's hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

A ceremony at Tehran University on Sunday was one of several held for dozens of victims whose remains were flown back to Iran the day before. Another 114 bodies arrived Sunday.

READ MORE: Indonesia reposts 9 more deaths from hajj stampede

Iran has blamed Saudi authorities for the disaster, which heightened tensions between the two regional rivals. Mourners at the Tehran ceremony chanted "death to Al-Saud," referring to Saudi Arabia's ruling family.

Saudi authorities say 769 pilgrims died in the stampede near Mecca in the worst disaster to strike the annual pilgrimage in a quarter-century. Iran appears to have lost the largest number of pilgrims, with 464 dead.

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