More than 1,000 people died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabiaas the faithful faced extreme high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, officials said Sunday.

More than half of the fatalities were people from Egypt, according to two officials in Cairo. Egypt revoked the licenses of 16 travel agencies that helped unauthorized pilgrims travel to Saudi Arabia, authorities said.

Saudi Arabia has not commented on the deaths during the pilgrimage, which is required of every able Muslim once in their life.

  • jordanlund@lemmy.worldM
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    14
    arrow-down
    2
    ·
    25 days ago

    Reported as a duplicate, but I’m not seeing the original copy. Searched “1,000”, sorted by new, this is the only one I see.

  • small44@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    15
    arrow-down
    7
    ·
    25 days ago

    This is like the 5th time i saw the news here, can we just discuss in a single post?

    • jordanlund@lemmy.worldM
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      36
      arrow-down
      3
      ·
      25 days ago

      As the scale increases, it merits further discussion.

      Searching “hajj” and sorting by new, the stories went 14 dead, then 300, then 550, then “hundreds” and now over 1,000.

      But it’s not exactly the same story each time.

      It would be like saying we shouldn’t allow re-posts every time Israel kills innocent Palestinians.

    • Flying Squid@lemmy.worldM
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      20
      arrow-down
      3
      ·
      25 days ago

      Even though I agree with you as a Lemmy user, unfortunately, as a moderator, I can’t justify deleting posts about already-reported stories because they aren’t against the rules in the sidebar. Exceptions have been made with breaking news stories that are just flooding people’s feeds, but I don’t feel right enforcing an unwritten rule like that in general.

    • nucleative@lemmy.world
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      13
      arrow-down
      1
      ·
      25 days ago

      This seems like both a feature and a bug with the fediverse. Some topics just fit a lot of subs and then you multiply that by all the Lemmy instances. It seems like the discussions around big topics can really get spread around.

  • AutoTL;DR@lemmings.worldB
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    6
    ·
    25 days ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    CAIRO (AP) — More than 1,000 people died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced extreme high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, officials said Sunday.

    However, a Cabinet official said that at least 630 other Egyptians died during the pilgrimage, with most reported at the Emergency Complex in Mecca’s Al-Muaisem neighborhood.

    The fatalities also included 165 pilgrims from Indonesia, 98 from India and dozens more from Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Malaysia, according to an Associated Press tally.

    Deaths are not uncommon at the Hajj, which has seen at times over 2 million people travel to Saudi Arabia for a five-day pilgrimage.

    A 2015 stampede in Mina during the Hajj killed over 2,400 pilgrims, the deadliest incident ever to strike the pilgrimage, according to an AP count.

    A 2019 study by experts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that even if the world succeeds in mitigating the worst effects of climate change, the Hajj would be held in temperatures exceeding an “extreme danger threshold” from 2047 to 2052, and from 2079 to 2086.


    The original article contains 688 words, the summary contains 183 words. Saved 73%. I’m a bot and I’m open source!