2 more Kashmiri Hajj pilgrims die
Jeddah, Nov 22: Two more Hajj pilgrims from Kashmir died due to ailments during the ongoing pilgrimage on Saturday. With this, the total number of pilgrims from Kashmir who have passed away in Saudi Arabia due to health complications or road accidents, has risen to six.
Confirming the deaths, chairman State Hajj Committee, A G Shahbaz, told Greater Kashmir that Ghulam Muhammad Baba of Humhama in Budgam district (cover No 337) and Muhammad Hussain Khan of Karnah (passport No. H5575512) died Saturday morning.
Earlier, four pilgrims from Kashmir had died in Saudi Arabia. They are: Ghulam Nabi Lone (passport no H-5578119) and Ghulam Muhammad Alie (passport no H-5579588) who died in road accidents in the holy city of Makkah while Ghulam Muhammad Shah (passport No-H -5455331) and Muhammad Sabir Khan (passport no H 5248029) died of cardiac arrest.
A statement issued by the Indian Consulate General here said the pilgrims were buried in the holy city.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabian government said on Saturday four pilgrims had died of H1N1 flu virus three days before the Hajj is due to begin.
The Health Ministry said the deaths were among pilgrims who came from outside Saudi Arabia.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 22 Nov 2009 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 22 Nov 2009 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:00:00 IST
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