Kashmir Indepth
Breaking NewsKashmir

5 Kashmiri women pilgrims die of heat stroke during Hajj pilgrimage

Srinagar, Jun 18: As the Hajj 2024 pilgrimage nears completion, five women pilgrims from Kashmir have reportedly died due to heat stroke in Arafat and Muzdalifa, said an official on Tuesday.

A senior official said that the extreme temperatures experienced during the pilgrimage have taken a toll on the health of several pilgrims.

“The temperature has been soaring, and unfortunately, five lady pilgrims from Kashmir have succumbed to heat stroke in Arafat and Muzdalifa of which four are from Srinagar and one from district Kulgam. The death certificates are yet to be issued,” the official stated.

The official said that during the ongoing holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, temperatures even soared to a scorching 48°C, saying that despite hot weather conditions, pilgrims persevered in performing their religious duties.

The official said the deceased pilgrims were accompanied by their relatives, and it has been confirmed that they will be buried in Makkah.

According to the officials, this year, over 7000 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir undertook the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and Madina.

Of these, approximately 6800 pilgrims departed through the Srinagar embarkation point, while over 500 pilgrims traveled from other airports.

Related posts

DDC Kulgam reviews progress on JJM

Ankit Sharma

High-End Workshop at CSIR-IIIM, Jammu Concludes

Zainab Hamdani

Forces lay siege over Damhal Anantnag

Kashmir Indepth

Ensure availability of essentials during Ramadan: PDP to Govt

Kashmir Indepth

Admin to check service records of all J&K Govt employees to avoid losses

Zainab Hamdani

Civilian injured in grenade blast at Mahraj Gunj area of Srinagar

Kashmir Indepth

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy