How 20 Nigerian Pilgrims Died In Saudi Arabia (VIDEO)
The death of 20 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia in this year’s Hajj was yesterday confirmed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON. Abdullahi Mukhtar, NAHCON Chairman, revealed this at a pre-Arafat meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He disclosed that 14 pilgrims died from cardiac arrest and other ailments, while six lost their lives in the ill-fated September 11 crane crash incident.
Mukhtar said all the pilgrims that submitted valid documents to the commission for visa were airlifted to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage. Security situation in Saudi Arabia, Mukhtar said, was tight and advised pilgrims to be orderly and to stay in Makkah.
On Arafat, he said the pilgrims would start moving to Mina at midnight and advised them against climbing the roof of the buses conveying them.