After 600 Deaths… President El-Sisi Directed A Task Force To Investigate Egyptian Pilgrims’ High Death Toll

Raghad Khaled

After 600 Deaths… President El-Sisi Directed A Task Force To Investigate Egyptian Pilgrims’ High Death Toll

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced the formation of a task force to follow up and manage the crisis of the death of Egyptian pilgrims, based on the assignments of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

The Prime Minister indicated that “the crisis cell is composed of officials from the ministries and concerned authorities, and one of its tasks, by the president’s directives, will be to provide support and assistance to the families of the deceased, as well as to study the reasons for what happened and work to prevent it from being repeated.”

 

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The Egyptian Cabinet:

In a statement, The Egyptian Cabinet announced that  “an investigation will be opened into any company that arranged the travel of these deceased pilgrims outside the regulatory frameworks and circumvented the organization of travel for the victims unofficially, and did not provide them with logistical services,” noting that “decisive decisions will be taken and the most severe penalties will be imposed to prevent these violations from reoccurring”

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Madbouly pointed out that “there are consular work teams affiliated with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which are currently conducting field visits to hospitals to obtain data on Egyptian citizens present there, whether those receiving treatment or those who have passed away, and matching them with the data of citizens whose relatives reported them missing.”

Unregistered Pilgrims:

It should be noted that “there are large numbers of Egyptians who are not registered in the official Hajj databases, which requires double the effort and a longer time to search for the missing ones and find their relatives. Therefore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allocated several emergency rooms that operate around the clock and citizens can communicate with them,” according to the statement. Statement.

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