Health ministry’s commission head Mohamed Shawki said on Monday that the death toll among Egyptian pilgrims on the hajj in Saudi Arabia has risen to 20.
In a statement to the Middle East News Agency، Shawki added that there are no epidemics among the Egyptian pilgrims so far.
Muslim pilgrims on Monday began ascending Mount Arafat for the climax of the annual hajj which brings together more than two million people from around the world، ENCA website reported
A hot wind blew across the hill، also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy)، and the surrounding plain after a downpour late Sunday. Many faithful could be seen sipping from bottles of water.