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2024 Hajj: Two Ghanaian pilgrims reported dead in Saudi Arabia

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Two of Ghanaian pilgrims participating in the 2024 Hajj have passed away due to health issues while in Saudi Arabia.

The individuals, believed to hail from Damongo in the Savannah region, died on Sunday and Wednesday of June 9 and 12, respectively.

The Chairman of the Hajj Board, Alhaji Ben Abdullah Banda, confirmed these events to Channel One News, stating that the deceased were buried according to Islamic traditions.

Additionally, it was reported that a Ghanaian pilgrim gave birth in the sacred city of Mecca on Wednesday, June 12.

“So far so good, expect 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.

Currently, there are over four thousand pilgrims from Ghana in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

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