Tragedy at Hajj Pilgrimage: Jordan Mourns as 14 Die and 17 Missing

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Tragedy at Hajj Pilgrimage: Jordan Mourns as 14 Die and 17 Missing

In a tragic turn of events during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, at least 14 Jordanian pilgrims have lost their lives, with another 17 unaccounted for. The Jordanian foreign ministry is actively coordinating with Saudi authorities to manage burials and support grieving families.

The incident follows reports of pilgrims succumbing to heatstroke amid scorching temperatures reaching 48C (118F). Medical teams are on-site providing urgent care to those affected, and measures are being taken to prevent further heat-related illnesses.

Tragedy At Hajj Pilgrimage: Jordan Mourns As 14 Die And 17 Missing

Despite past incidents leading to fatalities, safety measures have been enhanced in recent years to protect the millions who undertake this sacred journey. The Hajj is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for Muslims who are physically and financially capable, although some choose to perform it multiple times.

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