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Hundreds of deaths during the Hajj season

Hundreds of deaths during the Hajj season

Hajj in Mecca in extreme heat, sometimes reaching more than 50 degrees.

More than 300 Egyptians died while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia due to extreme heat.

Two Arab diplomats told the news agency on Tuesday France Press agency. According to an Agence France-Presse census, the rose Number of deaths during Hajj And so on in total More than 570. According to diplomats, at least 60 Jordanians were killed. Iran, Tunisia, Indonesia and Senegal had previously reported deaths.

Mecca: Hajj in extreme heat

The Hajj began in Mecca on Friday evening in intense heat. According to the Saudi Meteorological Center, the Grand Mosque was visible on Monday afternoon 51.8 degrees Celsius and similar high temperatures were measured at other holy sites in the region.

Many rituals are performed outdoors and on foot, which presents a particular challenge for older people. Saudi Arabia did not initially provide any information about deaths during this year’s Hajj season. According to the authorities, 10,000 people were treated last year, ten percent of whom suffered from heatstroke.

The authorities called on the faithful Shades To wear, and not to be outside at a particularly hot lunchtime Enough water To drink.

Deaths during Hajj

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. Last year around Two million pilgrim Participate in Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Buses and trains are already helping bring many believers to the holy sites, but large crowds and extreme heat still pose a challenge for pilgrims and law enforcement officers. Many of them have occurred in the past few decades Great tragedies Each of them has hundreds of deaths due to overcrowding.

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