At least 1300 died during Hajj pilgrimage due to heat

Updated June 24 2024 - 8:05am, first published 8:01am
Extreme heat has been cited as behind the high death toll at this year's annual Hajj pilgrimage. (AP PHOTO)
Extreme heat has been cited as behind the high death toll at this year's annual Hajj pilgrimage. (AP PHOTO)

Saudi Arabia says 1301 Muslim pilgrims died during the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, primarily due to a heatwave that saw temperatures hit nearly 52C.

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