Multiple US citizens die during Hajj pilgrimage, State Department says

22-06-2024 09:44 AM

Ammon News - The US State Department said on Friday that multiple US citizens died during the Hajj pilgrimage but did not provide a number.

“We can confirm the deaths of multiple U.S. citizens in Saudi Arabia. We offer our sincerest condolences to the families on their loss,” the State Department spokesperson said, adding that the agency stands ready to provide consular assistance.

At least 14 Malaysians, 165 Indonesians, 75 Jordanians, 35 Pakistanis, 49 Tunisians, 11 Iranians and 98 Indians have died, according to authorities in each country. A further 27 Jordanians are hospitalized and around 14 are still missing, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry said.


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