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Three Sri Lankan Hajj pilgrims die in Makkah

Three Sri Lankan Hajj pilgrims have been reported dead in the holy city of Makkah this year.

One Sri Lankan Hajj pilgrim died in a road mishap in Madinah on Tuesday,July 4, according to the Lankan consulate general office in Jeddah.

Falah Hebshi Mowlana, Consul General in Jeddah told Daily News that the deceased is Bismillah Travels proprietor Shihabdeen. “He has met with an accident on Monday and passed away this Tuesday morning in the hospital near Madinah Meeqat border,” the diplomat said, pointing out that his remains are lying at Meeqat hospital Madinah pending burial arrangements

The earlier death was Sri Lankan Hajj pilgrim, Abdul Majeed Mohamed Nijam (71), who had come to Makkah to perform Hajj this time had died of cardiac arrest in Mina on Thursday, June 29.

The deceased had travelled with the Sri Lankan Hajj Travel Group namely Rashadi Travels, has suffered the attack. According to the Hajj Committee, report released from the Department of Muslim, religious and Cultural Affairs,the pilgrim was was taken to Hospital immediately but on the way he passed away. He is resident of Panagamuwa, Kurunegala and owner of the Ibbagamuwa Fuel Filling Station.

The Staff of the Department of Muslim Religious amd Cultural Affairs and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Jeddah and of the representative of Rashadi Travels went to the hospital and Police and attended to the formalities.

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