First death of Bangladeshi pilgrim in Madinah during this Hajj season

The Report Desk

Published: May 18, 2024, 10:30 PM

First death of Bangladeshi pilgrim in Madinah during this Hajj season

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A Bangladeshi pilgrim named Md. Asaduzzaman has passed away while performing Hajj this season. He died in Madinah on May 15.

According to the Hajj portal, this is the first death of a Bangladeshi pilgrim during this year‍‍`s Hajj season. Md. Asaduzzaman died in Madinah on May 15.

As of Friday, May 17, at 1:59 AM, 27,111 Bangladeshi pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. They traveled on 68 flights, with 3,747 pilgrims under government management and 23,364 under private management. So far, 81,001 visas have been issued for Hajj. This information was provided in the latest Hajj bulletin by sources from the airlines, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Hajj Office in Dhaka, and Saudi Arabia.

The helpdesk reported that out of the 68 flights, Biman Bangladesh Airlines operated 25, Saudia Airlines operated 23, and Flynas Airlines operated 20 flights.

The first dedicated flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying 415 pilgrims, departed for Saudi Arabia on May 9, marking the official start of this year’s Hajj journey, which will end on June 10.

This year, 85,117 pilgrims, including guides, are set to perform Hajj from Bangladesh under both government and private management. Among them, 4,323 have registered under government management, and 78,895 under private management. Additionally, 1,899 guides will accompany the pilgrims, with one guide per 44 pilgrims.

Hajj is expected to be completed on June 16, subject to the sighting of the moon in Saudi Arabia. There are 259 Hajj agencies participating in this year’s Hajj activities. The Hajj flights started on May 9 and will conclude on June 10. The first return flight for Hajj pilgrims is scheduled for June 20, and the last return flight will be on July 22.

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