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04:05 PM, August 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:02 PM, August 03, 2019

29 Bangladeshi Hajjis die in Saudi Arabia

At least 29 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims have died so far from different health complications in Saudi Arabia since July 4.

Most of them have died of cardiac arrest and stroke while some of them died from kidney failure in Saudi Arabia till yesterday, Muhammad Maqsudur Rahman, councillor (Hajj-Makkah), told The Daily Star today.

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Of the 29 deceased, one died in a road accident in the country while another pilgrim died in another incident, he said.

The official added that four to five Hajjis were aged bellow 60 years and others were aged above.

This year, some 1,27,198 pilgrims from Bangladesh are set to perform hajj in the country.

The first Hajj flight for Saudi Arabia from Bangladesh  began on July 4.The Muslim pilgrims will start performing Hajj from August 10.

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