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Another Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim dies

| Updated: July 01, 2022 16:04:36


Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca on September 22, 2015 — Reuters/Files Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca on September 22, 2015 — Reuters/Files

Another Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim has died in Saudi Arabia, pushing the death toll to eight in the last 25 days.

Fatema Begum, 59, died on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Religious Affairs. She is the third woman to pass away during the trip along with five men, reports bdnews24.com.

With the Hajj scheduled to begin on July 8, Bangladesh has been operating flights to Saudi Arabia since June 5.

As of Thursday, 48,171 pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia, with 3,385 of them flying under government management and 44,786 under private management.

After a two-year halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, a total of 60,000 Bangladeshis have been allowed to go for the Hajj pilgrimage.

The last Hajj flight will take off on July 3, while the return flights will start on Jul 14 and continue until August 4.

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