Thursday, 18 August, 2022
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Hajj 2022

60,146 from Bangladesh reach KSA

As many as 60,146 Bangladeshis have travelled to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to perform the Hajj after a two-year disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

With the annual pilgrimage scheduled to be held on July 8, the last flight dedicated to pilgrims reached the Gulf kingdom on Tuesday.

The Saudi authorities have set a quota of 60,000 Bangladeshis for the pilgrimage this year. But an additional 146 people have travelled as part of the management teams.

Meanwhile, another Bangladeshi pilgrim died ahead of the holy ritual, taking the death toll to 13.Md Abdul Mottalib, a 58-year-old native of Naogaon, passed away in Makkah on Monday. His passport number is BT0686710.

So far, nine male and four female Bangladeshi pilgrims have died during the trip.

The first Hajj flight left the country for Saudi Arabia on June 5. After the holy Hajj, the return flight will start on July 14 and continue until August 14.

Bangladesh capped the number of travellers under government management at 4,115 pilgrims and the quota under private management is 55,885.