1,372,148 Haj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

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1,372,148 Haj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 13, 2014 file photo, construction cranes and scaffolding dominate the minarets and entries to the Kaaba at Makkah, Saudi Arabia. AP Photo

Mina - 308 of these Haj pilgrims have died.

By Wam

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Published: Sun 20 Sep 2015, 4:01 PM

Last updated: Sun 20 Sep 2015, 6:07 PM

The number of pilgrims arriving from overseas for Haj this year up until yesterday totalled 1,372,148, of whom 308 have died.
The Saudi Press Agency, SPA, has quoted the daily statistics of the Directorate General of Passports, which say that the number of pilgrims arriving by air totalled 1,324,175, by land 35,050, and by sea 12,923, figures that are 1% less, or 15,151 pilgrims fewer than the number of arrivals for the same period last year.

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