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No Iranian Hajj pilgrim hurt in Saudi storm

Tehran, No Iranian has been hurt in the Sunday storm in Saudi Arabia where Muslims from different countries are performing the annual Hajj rituals, according to a senior official with Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization.

Sajjad Jokar told IRNA correspondent that the Iranian pilgrims will go to Mina early in the morning on Tuesday.

'Fortunately the Iranian pilgrims are safe and sound and even in terms of diseases, the statistics are much better than those last year,' the official said.

Iranian Hajj pilgrims will fly back to Iran as of August 27, he added.

Some 85,200 Iranians are currently in Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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