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Another Bangladeshi pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Another Bangladeshi died while performing hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). With this, a total of 16 Bangladeshi pilgrims, including five women, have died this during hajj.

This information has been obtained from the website of the Ministry of Religious Affairs regarding hajj management.

The latest person who died has been identified as Md Foyezur Rahman, 50. Foyezur Rahman died on Wednesday local time. His passport number is BY 0547889.  He is a resident of Sylhet under Shahparan Police Station.

The hajj was performed on July 8 (according to 9 Zilhaj). The return hajj flight was scheduled to reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Thursday night. The return hajj flights will continue till August 4.

As many as 60,146 Bangladeshis, including 55,885 under private management, travelled to Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj after a two-year disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Around one million pilgrims from around the world visited the Gulf country for the same purpose.

The Saudi authorities allowed 60,000 Bangladeshis to perform hajj this year. But an additional 146 people travelled as part of the management teams.

Bangladesh began operating flights to Saudi Arabia on June 5. As many as 30,363 pilgrims travelled to the country on 87 Biman flights while Saudi Airlines ferried 23,919 on 64 flights and Flynas Airlines 5,864 on 14 flights.