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Mostly Egyptians amongst greater than 1,000 useless in haj amid scorching temperatures: Reuters tally

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Friends and household looked for lacking hajj pilgrims because the loss of life toll on the annual rituals, which have been carried out in scorching warmth, surged previous 900.
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More than 1,000 folks died throughout haj this yr, in response to a Reuters tally, as excessive warmth hammered the practically two million who took half within the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

Most of useless have been Egyptians. Security and medical sources informed Reuters on June 23 that the Egyptian loss of life toll had risen to 672 and one other 25 have been lacking.

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A complete of 236 Indonesians died, in response to Indonesian authorities information, whereas the Ministry of External Affairs stated 98 Indian residents died throughout haj.

Further deaths have been reported by Tunisia, Jordan, Iran, and Senegal, making this yr’s whole toll not less than 1,114 folks, in response to a Reuters tally.

An Egyptian disaster unit tasked with investigating the state of affairs stated on Saturday it has suspended licences of 16 tourism firms and referred them to the general public prosecutor, accusing them of being liable for deaths it stated have been primarily amongst pilgrims not registered underneath the official system.

The unit stated 31 deaths have been confirmed on account of continual sickness amongst formally registered pilgrims. )

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