Another Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim dies in Saudi...

Another Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim dies in Saudi

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:52 PM, 18 June 2022   Updated: 01:53 PM, 18 June 2022

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Three Bangladeshis who were going to perform Holy Hajj in Saudi Arabia have died (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un). It was initially reported that all of them had died due to “old age complications”.

Among the three Bangladeshis who died in Saudi Arabia to perform Holy Hajj — Md. Helal Uddin Molla, 62, passport no. EE0385376, died on Friday, June 17.  

Earlier, Nurul Amin, 64, passport no. EF0758006, a resident of Begumganj in Noakhali, died on Thursday, June 16. 

Besides, another Bangladeshi named Md. Jahangir Kabir, 50, passport no. A01012228, hailed from Chapainawabganj, died on June 11.    

So far, 15,725 passengers went to Saudi Arabia for the Holy Hajj from Bangladesh. Among them, 3,385 were under government management and 12,339 went to private management. 

There were 42 flights from Bangladesh for Hajj. Of these, 24 were operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, 13 by Saudi Airlines and 5 by Flynas Airlines.

The Holy Hajj will be held in Saudi Arabia on July 7, subject to the moon sighting. This time, 57,585 people from Bangladesh will get the opportunity to perform Hajj. Of these, 4,000 are under government management and 53,585 under private management.

On June 3, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated this year’s Hajj program. Then the Hajj flight started on June 5. The return flight after Hajj will start on July 14 and end on August 4.

This time Hajj activities are being conducted through 359 Hajj agencies approved by the Ministry of Religious Affairs.