Every practicing Muslim wants to perform hajj – at least once in a lifetime since it’s obligatory. Those, who are eligible for performing this compulsory ritual of Islam, wait for a suitable opportunity to make this holy journey.
Death toll of Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims from the Mina stampede goes up to 43, while 92 more are undergoing treatment.
At least 25 Bangladeshis are among 769 Hajj pilgrims killed in Makkah stampede, Hajj Agencies' Association of Bangladesh (Haab) confirms.
The foreign ministry confirms the death of three Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims in Thursday’s Mina stampede that left at least 769 killed. Number of missing Bangladeshi pilgrims has yet to be ascertained, it adds.
Indian expatriate engineer dies in Thursday’s stampede in Mina while serving the pilgrims. Niyazul Haq Mansoori, from the northern Indian state of Jharkhand, came from Yanbu to join the 950-member volunteer team of India Fraternity Forum (IFF).
Violation of the pilgrims’ grouping regulations by some 300 Iranian pilgrims resulted in the stampede in Mina which killed 769 Hajjis and injured 934, Asharq Al-Awsat daily reports.
A total of 98 Bangladeshis are still missing after the stampede at Mecca during hajj that killed over 700 pilgrims.
Blame shifted towards Saudi authorities on Friday after a stampede at the Hajj killed at least 717 people, in the worst tragedy to strike the annual Muslim pilgrimage in a quarter-century.