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1,300 Pilgrims Died While Performing Hajj Amid Extreme Heat

HeadlineJun 24, 2024

Officials in Saudi Arabia have confirmed at least 1,300 people died in the extreme heat during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. Temperatures at times reached as high as 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The Washington Post reports more than 1,400 temperature records were broken across the globe over the past week, including many here in the United States, where an early-season heat wave scorched the East Coast and Midwest.

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