Intense temperatures across the holy sites in Makkah in Saudi Arabia during the current Haj season led to deaths among pilgrims from various Arab countries due to heatstroke. However, authorities in the Kingdom have not officially announced the number of deaths.

In a statement on Saturday, June 15, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign

Affairs (MoFA) announced the death of six of its citizens while performing Haj rituals as a result of suffering from sunstroke.

The ministry indicated that competent authorities are collaborating with Saudi authorities on procedures for burying pilgrims and transporting the bodies of those whose families wish to be transported to Jordan.
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