One more dies; 44,233 Hajj pilgrims reach Saudi...

One more dies; 44,233 Hajj pilgrims reach Saudi

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 08:57 AM, 29 June 2022   Updated: 08:07 PM, 29 June 2022

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Another Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim has died in Saudi Arabia. With this, a total of seven Bangladeshi pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia so far this year. Among them five are men and two are women.  

The pilgrim, identified as Md Abdul Gafur Mia, 61, of Tangail district, died in Mecca on Tuesday (June 28). His passport number is BY0062202.

The IT helpdesk of the Ministry of Religious Affairs came upwith the information in a daily bulletin of Hajj on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, a total of 44,233 pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia from Bangladesh in the last 24 days as of Tuesday to perform Holly Hajj this year. 

A total of 123 flights carried the pilgrims to their destination, including 70 flights from Biman Bangladesh Airlines, 47 flights from Saudi Airlines, and six flights from Flynas Airlines. 

Out of these pilgrims, 3,385 are under government management and 40,848 are under private management. 

The holy Hajj is set to be held in Saudi Arabia on July 8 (Zilhaj 9) subject to the sighting of the moon. The flight of Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia started on June 5. The last Hajj flight from Dhaka will leave on July 4. 

A total of 128 flights will be operated from Bangladesh for Hajj. Biman will carry Hajj passengers on 65 flights, Saudia on 51 flights and Flynas on 12 flights.