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2 days to haj: More than 1.8 mln pilgrims already in Saudi Arabia

| 07 August, 2019
 Staff Writer
2 days to haj: More than 1.8 mln pilgrims already in Saudi Arabia
Photo: Saudi security officials monitor screens connected to surveillance cameras at the Grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The number of pilgrims from abroad who have arrived in Saudi Arabia for this year’s haj reached 1,817,557 as of August 6, according to the ministry of hajj and umrah on its official Twitter account.

This was up from 1,604,171 pilgrims as of August 3.

More than 2 million pilgrims are expected to perform the haj this year that starts on August 9.

In 2018, 2.37 million pilgrims congregated in Saudi Arabia for the haj, with 75 per cent coming from abroad. 

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