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29 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

  • Published at 05:54 pm August 3rd, 2019
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Of the pilgrims, 24 died in Makkah, four in Medina, and one in Jeddah

At least 29 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims have died of various reasons in Saudi Arabia so far. 

The latest bulletin of the Bangladesh Hajj Management Portal under the Ministry of Religious Affairs confirmed the figure of deaths early Saturday.

Among the deceased, 26 were males and three were females. Of the pilgrims, 24 died in Makkah, four in Medina, and one in Jeddah.

A number of 112,606 Bangladeshi pilgrims reached Saudi Arabia till Friday to perform Hajj, the bulletin said.

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Of them, 105,690 reached the country under private management while 6,916 under government arrangement.

Muslim pilgrims from all over the world will begin performing Hajj from August 10.

This year, a total of 126,923 Bangladeshi pilgrims are set to perform Hajj both under government and private management, said the bulletin.

The first Hajj flight of the year left Dhaka for Saudi Arabia on July 4 and the last flight will be operated on August 5.

However, the return flights are scheduled to start on August 17 and will continue till September 15.