No deaths on Mount Arafat Day, assures the head of the health delegation, but is this the truth?

No deaths on Mount Arafat Day, assures the head of the health delegation, but is this the truth?
No deaths on Mount Arafat Day, assures the head of the health delegation, but is this the truth?

The general coordinator of the health delegation of Tunisian pilgrims, Hamadi Souissi, indicated, according to radio Mosaïque that the pilgrims are descending from Mount Arafat, without any death having been deplored among the Tunisians part of the contingent “official” pilgrims, over the last two days, despite a sharp increase in temperatures.

At the same time, the president of the Tunisian Observatory for Human Rights, Mustafa Abdel Kebir, announced the death of 5 Tunisian pilgrims from the town of Ben Guerdane to the Holy Places, Saturday June 15, Arafat Day.

For its part, the National Sports Observatory, in a press release published Saturday on its official Facebook page, deplored the death of Aida Al-Dhib, regional delegate for youth and sports in the governorate of Beja, who died June 15, 2024 on Mount Arafat.

These deaths are believed to be due to heat stroke due to the very high temperatures. Moreover, 19 deaths have been announced among Jordanian and Iranian pilgrims due to the oppressive heat in Saudi Arabia.

The general coordinator of the medical delegation speaks for his part of “rumors reporting the death of five Tunisian pilgrims on the holy sites, affirming that no disappearance is to be deplored in the official mission. He said he did not know anything about the other Tunisian pilgrims, who came individually and by their own means.

This statement is dismaying to say the least, because from his point of view there are Tunisians divided into two categories, the “officials” for whom he is responsible and the others who are not. While inside and even more so outside the national territory, Tunisians are equal and deserve the same treatment. We are awaiting details from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is responsible for all “Tunisians abroad”.

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