Over 1.3 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

October 16, 2012

A total of 1,303,403 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom from abroad to perform Hajj rituals, Director General of the Passport Department Lt. Gen. Salem Al-Bulaihed said in a statement. He reported that 1,212,323 pilgrims had arrived by air; 75,876 by land; and 15,204 by sea. According to the Secretariat of the Hajj Committee in Madinah, 849,291 pilgrims have arrived in Madinah, including 576,644 who have already departed.

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