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Published On: Tue, Oct 21st, 2014

Kaduna state loses another pilgrim in Makkah

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Kaduna state, on Saturday lost another pilgrim from Sabon Gari Local government area of the state in Makkah, which brings the number of pilgrims that died from the state to two.

It could be recalled that a pilgrim from Kaduna-South local government area of the state died few days ago.

The recent death happened in afternoon, after the pilgrim, who was said to be an elderly man, complained of stomach pain. According to those who saw him before his death, he was looking healthy.

“We heard he was looking healthy; but few minutes to the Asr (evening prayer), he complained of stomach pain, so he told his roommate he would not be able to attend congregation prayer in Ka’abah mosque, but that they should help by getting him a drug on their way back from the clinic; only to meet his lifeless body in the room when they returned,” said an anonymous state official.

He prayed to Allah to forgive the dead pilgrims, saying they were all destined to die in the Kingdom by their creator and so it happened.

Peoples Daily also gathered that all the paper works were completed between the state’s Pilgrim Welfare Board and the Saudi government before the corpse was handed over to Saudi authority for burial.

 

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