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28 Turkish pilgrims die while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia
« on: August 14, 2019, 06:29:40 AM »
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28 Turkish pilgrims die while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia
By  TM -  August 13, 2019

Twenty-eight Turkish pilgrims died during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, Turkey’s top cleric told reporters on Monday, according to the Hürriyet Daily News.

“Twenty-eight Turkish citizens passed away during the Hajj pilgrimage,” Ali Erbaş, the head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, said.

Erbaş wished God’s mercy on those who died and conveyed condolences to their relatives.

Read more at: https://www.turkishminute.com/2019/08/13/28-turkish-pilgrims-die-while-performing-hajj-in-saudi-arabia/

I don't think it says how they died. Heat exhaustion? Fasting?

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Re: 28 Turkish pilgrims die while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 07:18:33 AM »
I don't think it says how they died. Heat exhaustion? Fasting?

From a different source with the same headline.
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Every year, dozens of the 2 million pilgrims die, due to heat exhaustion, dehydration or natural causes. This year, at least 80 pilgrims have so far been reported dead, including 29 Bangladeshis, according to Breitbart.

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Re: 28 Turkish pilgrims die while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 07:23:31 AM »
At least 80 Muslims who participated in the annual hajj pilgrimage in Islam’s holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia over the weekend died.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=14&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjz_fa5n4LkAhUOuZ4KHYYrAIMQFjANegQICRAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Fnational-security%2F2019%2F08%2F13%2Fat-least-80-muslims-died-during-hajj-pilgrimage%2F&usg=AOvVaw1V09Jk2m6oAZ88HA_oJ-Ia

Local news outlets learned from their respective governments that Islam adherents from the Philippines (5), Nigeria (9), Malaysia (9) Turkey (28), and Bangladesh (29) died during the holy Muslim event.


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