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Jordan says 14 pilgrims dead8k8 register, 17 missing during Hajj in Saudi Arabia

桂林洪水 | 8k8 register | Updated: 2024-07-15 19:22:18

AMMAN -- Jordan on Sunday confirmed the deaths of 14 citizens and the missing of 17 others who were performing Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia.

Sufian Qudah, the spokesperson for the Jordanian Foreign Ministry, said in a statement that the Jordanian side is following up with concerned Saudi authorities on burials or home returns of the deceased at their families' request.

The Saudi authorities were also continuing the search for the 17 missing pilgrims, according to the statement.

The statement did not detail further nor disclose the cause of the tragedy, but the Jordanian Foreign Ministry reported a day earlier that six Jordanians had died of heat stroke during the Hajj pilgrimage.

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