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41,680 pilgrims return so far

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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41,680 pilgrims return so far

A total of 2,610 Bangladeshi pilgrims have returned home in one day from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), taking the total number to 41,680.

IT Helpdesk of the Ministry of Religious Affairs revealed the information in the Hajj Bulletin on Monday.

The return flights started after Hajj on July 14.

Hajj pilgrims have returned to the country on 117 flights so far. Of them, Biman Bangladesh Airlines operated 63 flights, Saudia Airlines operated 49 flights and Flynas Airlines operated five flights.

So far, a total of 25 Bangladeshi pilgrims have died in the KSA while performing holy Hajj this year. Of the total deceased, 18 pilgrims were men and 7 women. Nineteen of them died in Madina, 4 in Makkah and two passed away in Jeddah.

Hajj was held in Saudi Arabia on July 8. The operation of return Hajj flights will continue till August 4.

Some 60,146 Bangladeshis travelled to perform the holy ritual this year. 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 capped the number of travellers under government management at 4,115 pilgrims and the quota under private management is 55,885. Bangladesh began operating flights to Saudi Arabia on June 5.