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Another Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia

  • 27,111 Bangladeshi pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia
  • This year's Hajj will be held on June 16
Update : 19 May 2024, 12:24 PM

Another Bangladeshi pilgrim has died in Saudi Arabia while performing Hajj.

The deceased has been identified as Md Mostafa, 89. He died in Mecca. 

On Wednesday, the first Bangladeshi pilgrim died in Saudi Arabia this year.

The deceased was identified as Md Asaduzzaman. 

A total of 27,111 Bangladeshi pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia since the start of the Hajj flight.

This information was released on the Bangladesh Haj Management Portal on Saturday.

According to the information received, of the 27,111 pilgrims who arrived in Saudi Arabia by Friday, 3,747 were from government management, and 23,364 were from private management.

So far, 68 flights have been operated to Saudi Arabia, 25 of which were operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, 23 by Saudi Airlines, and 20 by Flynas Airlines.

This year's Hajj will be held on June 16. The number of agencies associated with Hajj activities approved by the Ministry of Religious Affairs is 259.

The first flight with pilgrims to Saudi Arabia left on May 9. Hajj flights will continue until June 10. After the Hajj, the return flight will start on June 20 and end on July 22.

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