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Hajj: Dead Nigerian pilgrims now nine as female collapses in ‘stone throwing at devils’ rite

A Nigeran female pilgrim has collapsed and died while attempting to throw stone to the three devil’s in Mecca.

This brings to nine the number of Nigerian pilgrims that had died during the 2019 Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Dr Ibrahim Kana, said the dead pilgrim was attempting to throw stone at the three devils in Jamrat as part of the Hajj rites in Saudi Arabia when she collapsed and died.

Kanu, who addressed journalists in Saudi Arabia, disclosed that the woman was a Lagis State pilgrim from Oshodi Local Government Area.

The body of the woman was said to be brought in dead at the hospital

Indeed, tbe Nigerian pilgrims would start flying back to the country from August 17, 2019.

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