Mr. Mohammed, who spoke at the 2017 pre-Arafat meeting with Hajj
stakeholders, however, declined to disclosed the identities of the late
pilgrims as well as the circumstances that led to their death.
He said such information could only be disclosed after their families
had been appropriately informed. The NAHCON chair pleaded with the
media to withhold the details so as not to further devastate the
families of the affected pilgrims.