Over 570 pilgrims died from scorching heat during Hajj 2024: report

11:28 AM | 19 Jun, 2024
Over 570 pilgrims died from scorching heat during Hajj 2024: report
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RIYADH – Over 550 Hajj pilgrims have succumbed to extreme temperatures during Hajj 2024.

Reports in international media said total death toll reported by various countries is around 577. The pilgrimage, one of Islam's five pillars, is increasingly affected by sweltering weather.

Despite messages to stay cool and hydrated, many rituals require being outdoors for hours. Several pilgrims even faced lack of access to AC facilities.

Saudi authorities have implemented health plans to prevent major outbreaks during the Hajj.

Rami rituals suspended amid extreme heat

Earlier, Saudi officials temporarily suspended Rami rituals during the final phase of Hajj 2024 due to extreme heat, advising pilgrims to remain in their tents in Mina until 4 pm.

Over 18lac pilgrims perform Hajj this year

Kingdom announced that over 18lac pilgrims performed Hajj rituals this year. These pilgrims came from more than 200 nations, with a total of 1,833,164 worshippers.

At least 1,611,310 were foreign pilgrims and 221,854 were Saudi residents. The report specified that 22.3 percent of the foreign pilgrims were from Arab countries, 63.3 percent from non-Arab Asian countries, 11.3 percent from non-Arab African countries, and the remaining were from other countries.

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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