13 Indian Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia
Jeddah, Oct 12: Thirteen Indian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia while undertaking the annual Hajj pilgrimage, an official statement said Wednesday.
"As of today, 13 pilgrims have expired, out of which 11 came through Haj Committee of India and two through private tour operators," said a release from the consulate general of India here.
From India 51,611 pilgrims have arrived here for the annual Haj pilgrimage. Of these, 14,655 are in Makkah and 36,945 are in Madina. Also, 7,155 pilgrims have moved from Makkah to Madina.
These pilgrims have arrived here from different parts of India -- Delhi (16,979), Guwahati (2,681), Hyderabad (5,779), Jaipur (3,294), Kozhikode (7,500), Lucknow (8,628), Mangalore (650), Ranchi (2,834) and Varanasi (3,266), the statement said.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:00:00 IST
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