Three Ghanaian pilgrims die in this year’s Hajj - Hajj Board

By Clement Edward Kumsah

The Hajj Board has confirmed the death of three Ghanaian pilgrims during this year’s Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

One of the victims died while boarding the aircraft, the second person passed on after observing the rituals in Mecca while the third pilgrim died at a medical facility.

The deceased, who are yet to be identified, were all buried in Mecca per Islamic customs.

The Chairman of the Hajj Board, Sheikh I.C Quaye, disclosed this at a media briefing upon the arrival of 109 pilgrims from Mecca at the Kotoka International Airport last Wednesday.

They were welcomed by the Deputy Minister of Interior, Mr Henry Quartey, and other Islamic clerics.

In all, a total of 5,700 Ghanaian pilgrims performed this year’s Hajj.

The chairman described this year’s Hajj pilgrimage as one of the best organised.

Sheikh Quaye said apart from ensuring the security and safety of the pilgrims, they were also provided with healthy meals.

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