Mecca (ANTARA News) - A total of 312 Indonesians have died in Saudi Arabia up to Monday (Dec. 31) during this year`s hajj pilgrimage, according to data from the Indonesian hajj information center.
Currently, 33 Indonesian hajj pilgrims were being hospitalized in Saudi Arabia, namely five in Jeddah, 27 in Madinah and one in Mecca.
However, the fact in the field was different from the data from the information center. In An Noor Hospital, Mecca, alone 33 Indonesian hajj pilgrims were being hospitilized.
Up to Saturday (Dec. 30), around 41,516 hajj pilgrims have returned to Indonesia, or 21.37 percent of the total number of 194,239 Indonesians performing hajj pilgrimage this year.
Islam obliges its followers who can afford it to perform hajj pilgrimage once during their life time.