117 Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia till July 27: Ministry

The number of Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims who died in Saudi Arabia this year has reached 117 till July 27, according to the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Among the deceased, 91 were men and 26 women.

According to the ministry’s latest hajj bulletin, 95 hajj pilgrims died in Mecca, eight in Medina, nine in Mina, two in Arafat, and two were in Jeddah. Besides one of them were died in Muzdalifah.

As of Thursday, a total of 98,746 hajj pilgrims returned to the country on 260 flights after completing hajj.

Earlier these flights were operated by three airlines including Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Biman conducting 123, Saudi Airlines 97 flights, and Flynas operating 40 flights.

This year, some 122,884 Muslims embarked on 325 flights to perform hajj.

Eralier the first return flight arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on July 2 and the last return flight is scheduled to arrive on August 2.

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