83 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims die in KSA

Aug 18, 2019

83 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims die in KSA

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) August 18: At least 83 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims have died of various reasons in Kingdom of 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 Sunday.
Among the deceased, 73 were males and 10 were females. Of the pilgrims, 73 died in Makkah, nine in Medina, and one in Jeddah.
According to the bulletin, Shahab Uddin, 62, died in Makkah on August 17. He hailed from Mymensingh and his passport number was EA0068535.
Meanwhile, the return flights carrying pilgrims started from August 17 and will continue till September 15.
As many as 1,942 pilgrims returned Bangladesh from Saudi Arabia by five flights on August 17, the bulletin said.
Of the flights, two were operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines and the rest by Saudi Arabian Airlines, it said.
The number of Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims under government and private management were 126,923 this year.
Muslim pilgrims from all over the world performed Hajj on August 10.
The first Hajj flight of the year left Dhaka for Saudi Arabia on July 4 and the last flight was operated on August 5.
Source: Dhaka Tribune