Hundreds of people died during the Hajj pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Mecca in scorching heat, sometimes over 50 degrees.

More than 300 Egyptians have died due to heatstroke during the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

two Arab diplomats told the news agency on Tuesday AFP. According to the AFP account, Rose Number of deaths during Hajj Thus total Over 570. At least 60 Jordanians also died, according to diplomats. Iran, Tunisia, Indonesia and Senegal have previously reported deaths.

Mecca: Pilgrimage in scorching heat

The pilgrimage began in Mecca on Friday evening in scorching heat. They were at the Grand Mosque on Monday afternoon, according to the Saudi Meteorological Center 51,8 degrees Celsius was also measured at other holy places in the region and similar high temperatures.

Many rituals are performed outside and on foot, which is especially challenging for the elderly. Saudi Arabia initially did not report any deaths during this year’s Hajj. According to officials, 10,000 people were treated last year, ten percent of whom suffered from heat stroke.

The authorities called the faithful Parasols Wear, especially hot lunch time should not be outside and Adequate water to drink

Deaths during pilgrimage

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. Last year approx Two million Pilgrim Participated in pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Buses and trains already help bring many worshipers to the holy sites, but overcrowding and sweltering heat still pose challenges for pilgrims and law enforcement officials. Several have occurred in the past few decades Great sorrows with hundreds of deaths each from overcrowding.

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