Extreme heat and corrupt tour operators contribute to tragic Hajj deaths

More than 1,300 pilgrims perished making the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this month. The majority of those who died were “unauthorized,” meaning they lacked the offical “Hajj visa” that the Saudi government requires. The families of many of the deceased say corrupt tour operators preyed on the “unauthorized” pilgrims, leaving many unable to protect themselves from the scorching heat, as Faisal Kutty of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles explains to The World’s host Marco Werman.

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