2006 News Story

Number of Hajj pilgrims tops 1.6 million to date

As of yesterday, 1,601,545 pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj rituals this year, according to the daily report published by the Makkah Central Hajj Committee. The report also indicates that 219 people have died of natural causes to date, and that the amount of Zam Zam water consumed at the Two Holy Mosques has totaled 12,192,757 liters.