Muslims pray at the Grand mosque during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia - REUTERS/Suhaib Salem Muslims pray at the Grand mosque during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia - REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Death toll among Egyptian pilgrims on hajj reaches 30

Tue, Aug. 21, 2018
CAIRO – 21 August 2018: The number of Egyptian pilgrims who passed away in Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage reached to 30, minister of parliamentary affairs, Omar Marwan, who heads this year's Egypt's Hajj mission to the holy lands in Saudi Arabia, said on Tuesday.

Deaths from heat exhaustion, fatigue and natural causes are a common occurrence among pilgrims on the hajj in Saudi Arabia, which takes place this year from 19 to 24 August.

During a press conference in Mina, Saudi Arabia, Marwan added that the Egyptian authorities are coordinating with Saudi officials to issue death certificates for the deceased Egyptians.

Marwan praised the role played by the medical team accompanying the Egyptian Hajj mission, pointing out that it provided excellent medical service to all pilgrims, included examination, providing medicine, and follow-up of some cases in their rooms.
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