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Hajj Pilgrim: Two Ghanaians Die in Mecca, One Gives Birth

The Hajj Board has announced the death of two Ghanaians pilgrims due to health complications.

Two Ghanaian Hajj pilgrims have passed away in Saudi Arabia due to health issues.

The two deceased individuals, reportedly from Damongo in the Savannah region in Ghana, passed away on Sunday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 12.

According to the Chairman of the Hajj Board, Alhaji Ben Abdullah Banda, the bodies have been buried according to Islamic funeral customs.

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He also mentioned that a Ghanaian pilgrim gave birth in the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

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“So far so good, except that we have had two deaths, two of our pilgrims have died. And then we have had one delivery also, one of our pilgrim women has delivered a bouncy baby,” he said.

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More than 4,000 Ghanaians are in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage this year.

The government of Ghana facilitates Ghanaian Muslims in making the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 

Hajj is a sacred duty for all adult Muslims, requiring them to travel to the holy city at least once in their lifetime. As the fifth pillar of Islam, Hajj occurs during the month of Dhul-Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar, and is a fundamental aspect of the Muslim faith.

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