2 more Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia...

2 more Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

 Staff Correspondent   daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:35 AM, 22 June 2022   Updated: 01:23 PM, 22 June 2022

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Two more Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia's Medina on Tuesday (June 21). With this, the death toll of Bangladeshi pilgrims has risen to six so far.

In a daily bulletin of Hajj, the IT helpdesk of the Ministry of Religious Affairs confirmed the information.

Md Abdul Jalil Khan, 62, of Pirgachha in Rangpur, who was traveling to Saudi Arabia under private management, died on Tuesday night while entering Reazul Jannah near Gate No. 38 of the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina. His passport number is BX0552614.

The other deceased was identified as Beauty Begum, 47, of Kotwali, Dhaka. She went to Saudi Arabia under the private management of Hajj pilgrims. Her passport number is EA0009584. Beauty Begum died at King Fahad Hospital in Medina on Tuesday morning, local time.

Meanwhile, a total of 28,309 pilgrims reached Saudi Arabia from Bangladesh so far to perform Holly Hajj this year, according to the bulletin. 

A total of 78 flights carried the pilgrims to their destination, including 43 flights from Biman Bangladesh Airlines, 30 flights from Saudi Airlines, and five flights from Flynas Airlines. 

Out of these pilgrims, 3,385 are under government management and 24,924 are under private management.