Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 31, 2017. REUTERS
CAIRO - 14 August 2018: The Health Ministry announced on Tuesday the death of a 43-year-old Egyptian pilgrim, taking the number of Egyptian pilgrims who died in Saudi Arabia to 12 so far.
The deceased man, identified as Yehia Mahfouz Taha, from Assiut governorate, Upper Egypt, died as a result of a sharp drop in blood circulation, the ministry's spokesman, Khaled Megahed, said in a statement.
The Egyptian medical mission's emergency room is coordinating with authorities concerned to issue a death certificate for him.