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Foreign ministry: 14 pilgrims dead, 17 missing

Amman: The Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced that 14 Jordanian pilgrims died and 17 others were missing during performing the Haj rituals.

Head of the Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs, Ambassador Sufian Qudah, stressed that the ministry is following up with the relevant Saudi authorities on the procedures for burying pilgrims and transporting the bodies of those whose families wish to have their bodies transferred to the Kingdom as soon as possible. In addition, they’re following up on the search for the 17 pilgrims who went missing.

Qudah expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the deceased pilgrims.

The deceased pilgrims and the missing pilgrims are not part of the official Jordanian Haj delegation, according to Ambassador Qudah. He urged all Jordanian residents who are performing the Haj to contact the following lines at any time for assistance:

Source: Jordan News Agency