Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

Hundreds of pilgrims died as a result of the extreme heat in Mecca during the current Hajj season, according to Agence France-Presse.

At least 550 people, including 323 Egyptians, died as a result of fatigue related to the high temperatures.

Stampedes, fires in tents, and other incidents also led to the deaths of hundreds during Hajj over the past thirty years, according to what the agency reported.

According to a report by the Tunis Africa News Agency, 35 Tunisian pilgrims died due to extreme heat while performing Hajj rituals, while searches for missing persons continue in Saudi hospitals.

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued 41 permits for the burial of Jordanian citizens, as at least six people died from sunstroke.

In addition, 11 Iranians died, and 24 other pilgrims were taken to hospital, while the deaths of three Senegalese citizens were recorded during the Hajj season.

Data from the Indonesian Ministry of Health reported that 144 Indonesian pilgrims died while performing rituals.

A source at the Russian Consulate General in the city of Jeddah told a Novosti Agency correspondent that four Russian pilgrims died while performing the Hajj in Mecca.

It is worth noting that Saudi official television indicated that temperatures rose to 51.8 degrees Celsius in the shade at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, which caused a worsening of the health condition of pilgrims.

Deaths among pilgrims occur all the time during the Hajj period and cannot be described as an unusual matter given that many of the pilgrims are elderly and many of them suffer from various diseases that are exacerbated by the usually difficult conditions of the Hajj trip.

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