Hajj pilgrims have died due to extreme heat, videos show bodies left unattended on the road

More than 550 pilgrims died due to extreme heat during Hajj in Saudi Arabia, according to AFP.

The deceased include 323 Egyptians, about 60 from Jordan, and 35 from Tunisia. They had come to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.

Major causes of death were crush incidents, tent fires, and heat-related accidents. Temperatures in Mecca’s main mosque reached +51°C this week.

Videos have emerged showing unattended bodies on the streets, highlighting the crisis. Authorities are working to support affected families and manage the situation.

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