Jordanian pilgrims’ death toll rises to 99

Jordan

Published: 2024-06-23 19:59

Last Updated: 2024-07-13 06:20


Jordanian pilgrims’ death toll rises to 99
Jordanian pilgrims’ death toll rises to 99

In its efforts to monitor the situation of Jordanian pilgrims who passed away during Hajj and those still missing, the Operations and Consular Affairs Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the death toll has risen to 99 pilgrims.

Additionally, 21 others are hospitalized in Mecca, with 16 in critical condition.

Ambassador Dr. Sufian Al-Qudah, Director of the Operations and Consular Affairs Directorate, stated that burial permits have been issued for the 99 deceased pilgrims, allowing for their burial in Mecca as per their families' wishes.

Coordination is underway to transfer the 16 critically injured pilgrims for treatment in Jordan as soon as their health conditions permit. The Jordanian Consulate General team in Jeddah, currently stationed in Mecca, has visited all the patients to check on their well-being.

Ambassador Al-Qudah added that the relevant Saudi authorities have conducted burial procedures, including washing, shrouding, and praying over the deceased, followed by burial.

To date, 81 death certificates have been issued for the Jordanian pilgrims, with efforts ongoing to issue certificates for the remaining deceased.

He added that 97 of the 112 Jordanian pilgrims reported missing have been found, according to the database maintained by the directorate since the initial reports of missing and deceased pilgrims.

Al-Qudah emphasized that the Operations and Consular Affairs Directorate and the Jordanian Consulate General team in Mecca maintain continuous communication with the families of the deceased and missing pilgrims.

The consulate team continues to provide consular services to the found pilgrims and monitor their health in coordination with the Saudi authorities. So far, 67 emergency travel documents and 16 consular certificates for temporary passport holders have been issued.

He said that search operations are still ongoing for one missing pilgrim, with joint efforts from a task force established by the ministry, working around the clock in coordination with the Jordanian Consulate General in Jeddah, the Jordanian Embassy in Riyadh, the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf's Hajj mission, and the Saudi authorities.

Ambassador Al-Qudah extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased pilgrims.

He also expressed gratitude to the Saudi authorities for their assistance to the Jordanian Consulate General team in Mecca, providing necessary medical care, helping identify the bodies, and facilitating burial procedures.

Ambassador Al-Qudah urged all Jordanian pilgrims and their families to contact the Jordanian Consulate General team in Mecca for assistance, to report missing persons, or to arrange for the repatriation of bodies in case of death, available 24/7 at the following numbers:

- 00966501784611
- 00966563804751
- 00966562651508
- 00966501565050

The Operations and Consular Affairs Directorate at the ministry can also be reached at:
- 00962795497777
- 00962799562903
- 00962799562471
- 00962799562193

Or via email at: [email protected]

Additionally, individuals can visit the Operations and Consular Affairs Directorate at the ministry or the temporary consular services office of the Jordanian Consulate General in Jeddah, located at Kenooz Al-Diyafah Hotel in Mecca near the Al-Mansour Bridge, Mezzanine Floor.